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Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide, Seventh Edition (Wiley Self-Teaching Guides) [Kindle Edition]

Dinah L. Moché
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Discover the wonders of the night sky with this bestselling Astronomy Guide

For 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.

Updated with the latest, most accurate information and more than 100 new graphics and photos, this Seventh Edition features:

  • Web site addresses throughout for the best color images and astronomy resources online
  • Technical ideas made simple without mathematics
  • A beautiful new full-color, glossy insert with spectacular astro-images
  • An interactive format with learning goals, reviews, self-tests, and answers for fast learning
  • Five beginners' Star and Moon maps for fun stargazing

Dinah L. Moché, Ph.D., is Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the City University of New York. An award-winning author and lecturer, her books have sold over ten million copies in seven languages.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 10042 KB
  • Print Length: 388 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 7 edition (22 Oct 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DNKYE38
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #241,005 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good introduction to astronomy 8 Sep 2010
By Allan
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Very good book on astronomy. I wanted a review of astronomy without getting into the heavy tech stuff. This book did just that - very enjoyable read.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing! 15 April 2011
Format:Paperback
Not being the brightest spark, this book requires some mental effort but it's definitely worth it. If you're new to astronomy and really want to understand how it all works then this is a must. There are other books that will give far simpler explanations but leave you with a lot of unanswered questions, not this one. I also love the tests at the end of each chapter which are a real boost when you realise how much you've taken in and also let you know which bits to read again! I bought this initially on Kindle but it's just too difficult to navigate to the maps at the back so would recommend the physical book. As my husband said 'I was after the world and got the universe'! Would definitely recommend.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good reading 19 Oct 2010
Format:Paperback
This book is very well written and covers a lot of topics of interest for amateur astronomers of all kinds. Makes an excellent reference book
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A useful primer for any astronomer 20 Dec 2010
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I was pleasantly surprised by how the author has managed to present a condiderable amount of knowledge without the confusing depth provided by some text-books. This is not to criticise the latter but simlpy to say I think Astronomy - a self teaching guide is a straight forward and useful place to start.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I think this book is really well written 23 Aug 2012
Format:Paperback
This is a really well written book; especially if you are reasonably new to astronomy and wanting to go down the teach yourself route.

The chapters are well sequenced and there is a number of opportunities to review your learning with some questions at the end of most of the sections.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Above me! 27 Mar 2014
By G. Cook
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I'm sure this is a great book for those with more interest or knowledge than me! Being a complete novice I found I too advanced and returned it for a full refund.
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