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Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide

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Discover the wonders of the night sky with this bestselling Astronomy GuideFor a generation, Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide has introduced hundreds of thousands of readers worldwide to the night sky. Now this classic beginner's guide has been completely revised to bring it up to date with the latest discoveries.

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Paperback, 388 pages
Published August 1st 2009 by Wiley (first published 1978)
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Rwc
Jan 02, 2011 Rwc rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This has become a referance book
Jeff
Jul 22, 2009 Jeff rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Astronomy, Dinah L. Moche 2004. Flat, one dimensional writing, coupled with a healthy dose of mathematical equations make Dinah Moche's' 'Astronomy' perfectly cumbersome for the casual reader, yet very suitable as a college text. On a rare spirt of impassioned writing, Moche declares herself a strong advocate of SETI , the search for extra terrestrial intelligence, claiming contact with a civilization possibly hundreds of millions of years more advanced than ours could perhaps teach us how to su ...more
Les Gehman
Oct 21, 2010 Les Gehman rated it it was amazing
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This is an excellent, concise review of basic astronomy. Short chapters include problems (with solutions) at the end, and brief questions throughout. This is not an in depth review of astronomy, but just a brief overview of the basics. One of the strengths of this book is the inclusion of a lot of web sites and references for further investigation.
Doug
May 12, 2016 Doug rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had started this 5th edition years ago and decided to reread and finish it this time. It was a very general overview of lots of topics and got me excited to again did deeper into the world of astronomy and pull my
portaball telescope out again! Especially enjoyed the self test concept!
Sara
May 08, 2014 Sara rated it liked it
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Wow! That was a whole lot of information. For the most part, it was comprehensible and relent. However, if you're looking for a religious foundation in science, this would be the wrong book.
Scott
Feb 14, 2008 Scott rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The best book on astronomy basics.
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