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Astronomy Demystified [Kindle Edition]

Stan Gibilisco

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THE FAST AND PAINLESS WAY TO GRASP THE FUNDAMENTALS OF BASIC ASTRONOMY . . . WITHOUT FORMAL TRAINING

Want to master astronomy or aerospace engineering but are intimidated by the complex formulas and equations? Tried other self-teaching guides but were turned off by the dry, complicated presentation? Problem solved! Astronomy Demystified is a totally different, very entertaining, and amazingly effective way to learn the mathematics, fundamentals, and general concepts of astronomy.

With Astronomy Demystified, you ease into the subject one simple step at a time – at your own speed. Unlike most other books on the topic, general concepts are presented first – and the details follow. In order to make the learning process as clear and simple as possible, heavy-duty math, formulas, and equations are kept at a minimum.

THIS UNIQUE, SELF-TEACHING TEXT OFFERS:

* Questions at the end of every chapter and section to reinforce learning and pinpoint your weaknesses

* A 100-question final exam for self-assessment

* Tips on how to get the most out of observational tools such as binoculars and telescopes

* Discussion of the special problems associated with observing the sky at “invisible wavelengths”

* An easy way to understand the math involved in astronomy

Simple enough for a beginner but comprehensive enough for an advanced student, Astronomy Demystified is your short cut to understanding the heavens.

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THE FAST AND PAINLESS WAY TO GRASP THE FUNDAMENTALS OF BASIC ASTRONOMY . . . WITHOUT FORMAL TRAINING

Want to master astronomy or aerospace engineering but are intimidated by the complex formulas and equations? Tried other self-teaching guides but were turned off by the dry, complicated presentation? Problem solved! Astronomy Demystified is a totally different, very entertaining, and amazingly effective way to learn the mathematics, fundamentals, and general concepts of astronomy.

With Astronomy Demystified, you ease into the subject one simple step at a time – at your own speed. Unlike most other books on the topic, general concepts are presented first – and the details follow. In order to make the learning process as clear and simple as possible, heavy-duty math, formulas, and equations are kept at a minimum.

THIS UNIQUE, SELF-TEACHING TEXT OFFERS:
* Questions at the end of every chapter and section to reinforce learning and pinpoint your weaknesses
* A 100-question final exam for self-assessment
* Tips on how to get the most out of observational tools such as binoculars and telescopes
* Discussion of the special problems associated with observing the sky at “invisible wavelengths”
* An easy way to understand the math involved in astronomy

Simple enough for a beginner but comprehensive enough for an advanced student, Astronomy Demystified is your short cut to understanding the heavens.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 7557 KB
  • Print Length: 585 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0071384278
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional; 1 edition (1 Aug 2002)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0041HXPY6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love the "Demystified" series 5 Jan 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I am really enjoying this book. In fact I have the Physics, Calculus, Algebra books also. I find them very well explained. I am using these book as "self study" and find them very good for that purpose, but I can also see how they would be helpful to anyone in High School that needs some extra help, or wants to go beyond the level they are being taught. The end of topic reviews and tests help you see how much knowledge you are gaining and what areas you need to focus on.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Takes us on mind journeys 16 Dec 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This is one of the most comprehensive basic astronomy courses I've ever seen. I especially like it because it includes information about the sky as seen from "down under." Half of the globe is, after all, south of the equator (even if most of the landmass is not). The imaginary journeys among the planets are fun. I wish the author had taken me on an intergalactic voyage, but maybe that is asking too much.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Self-teaching guide! 10 Mar 2007
A Kid's Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book is one of the better ones in the series. Some such as the quantum mechanics and the relativity book(note: I do not have them but have read reviews) are more for college level students majoring in physics. This book is a great book. If you are interested in taking a summer course in astronomy but are disapointed by the material that is covered, or it is too expensive, this book is a valuable alternative. The beginning of the book is a little boring however. Also, in the preface the author recommends reading a chapter a week. I read a chapter in three days. Overall this book is great.
5.0 out of 5 stars Stan Gibilisco's Astronomy Demystified 6 Jun 2014
By David - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This is a large book with lots of content, clearly written and to me totally engrossing. I am a Stan Gibilisco enthusiast. He has written many books on everything from electronics to calculus, and they are great knowledge bases. Astronomy Demystified takes the reader on a fantastic mental journey through the cosmos and I enjoyed every page. I particularly liked the sections on Mars and Relativity, two of my favorite subjects. I recommend the book highly for readers of all ages. It is very readable but not simplistic.
4.0 out of 5 stars Good intro for non-specialists 2 Feb 2014
By M. R. Brewer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A good reference on the planets. Very good treatment of Earth seasons and technical details of Earth's orbit and tilt, and how these are measured. Great discussion of relativity.
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