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Astronomy, the definitive guide

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Astronomy: The Definitive Guide is the perfect handbook for all who are interested in our place in the universe. Prepared under the direction of consultant editor Robert Burnham, the guide includes hundreds of photographs, illustrations, and sky maps that bring to life the intriguing subject of astronomy.

The guide is divided into two sections. The first, "Discovering the U
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Unknown Binding, 432 pages
Published March 15th 2003 by Barnes & Noble (first published 2003)
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Duane Dunkerson
Jun 12, 2013 Duane Dunkerson rated it really liked it
A Review of Astronomy, The Definitive Guide by Robert Burnham, Alan Dyer, and Jeff Kanipe, Barnes and Noble Books, 2003.


The Guide is for sky-aware people, but mostly for beginners. It covers, entirely in glossy pages, the adventure of knowing more about the Universe in two parts. In the first part of this sensibly sized book is information in easy to understand language about the Earth and beyond in today's astronomy. Advice about acquiring and using binoculars and/or telescopes is also given. I
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Francisco Cebrián
Este fue, si mal no recuerdo, mi quinto libro de Astronomía, adquirido en junio de 2008, tras haber leído los de El País, los de Mark Garlick y otros más cuyos nombres ya me son más lejanos en el tiempo y en la memoria.

Magnífico. La historia de la Astronomía, muy cuidada, bien resumida e imparcial resulta maravillosa de leer. Desde los orígenes -haciendo hincapié en las culturas así como en los ritos propios- hasta la lucha EE.UU - URSS pasando por el Renacimiento y el auge de la cultura, este
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I totally loved this book. It taught me so much on different galaxies, different hemispheres, constellations and nebulas. I enjoyed this book so much that I have been doing massive amounts of research on the different elements and their bonds in distant nebulas. It has turned out that I have gotten so interested that I have began taking look into dark matter and what REALLY holds the galaxies together if regular covalent/ isotopic bonds are too weak, there must be something greater than any ...more
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Najbolja moguca knjiga o astronomiji za pocetnike i one koji zele otkriti i spoznati tajne nocnog neba. Knjiga je prepuna informacija, podataka i predivnih slika. Mene i nakon nekoliko godina sto ju imam odusevljava. :)
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Robert Burnham is an American science writer, who specialises in the fields of astronomy and astronautics. His career has included a position as editor of "Astronomy" magazine. Currently, he is the public information officer at the Mars Space Flight Facility of Arizona State University.

(Not to be confused with the author of "Burnham's Celestial Handbook", who was Robert Burnham Jr.)
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