Patrick Moore's Astronomy: Teach Yourself

Patrick Moore's Astronomy: Teach Yourself

Paperback Teach Yourself

By (author) Sir Patrick FRAS DSc CBE Moore

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  • Publisher: Teach Yourself Books
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 196mm x 20mm | 259g
  • Publication date: 1 June 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 144410313X
  • ISBN 13: 9781444103137
  • Illustrations note: 82 b/w line drawings, 11 colour halftones
  • Sales rank: 151,039

Product description

Is this the right book for me? Patrick Moore's Astronomy will ensure you recognize what you are seeing in the night sky. You will investigate the sun, moon, planets comets and stars and learn how to observe them. This comprehensive guide, complete with star charts, will map out the skies and allow you to impress your friends with your knowledge of the sky at night. Patrick Moore's Astronomy includes: Chapter 1: Introducing Astronomy Chapter 2: The spinning sky Chapter 3: Sky-watchers Chapter 4: The astronomer's telescope Chapter 5: Into space Chapter 6: The Sun Chapter 7: The Moon Chapter 8: The Sun's family Chapter 9: The inner planets Chapter 10: The outer planets Chapter 11: Minor members of the Solar System Chapter 12: The stars Chapter 13: Pattern of stars Chapter 14: Double and variable stars Chapter 15: The life and times of a star Chapter 16: The Star-clusters and nebulae Chapter 17: The depths of the universe Chapter 18: Into the future - life beyond the Earth Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Not got much time? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. Author insights Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. Test yourself Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. Extend your knowledge Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of astronomy. Five things to remember Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. Try this Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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Author information

Sir Patrick Moore is a legendary British astronomer, writer, broadcaster and presenter. He is credited as having done more than any other to raise the profile of astronomy with the British public. He is a former president of the British Astronomical Association and is the co-founder and former president of the Society for Popular Astronomy. He has written over 70 books on astronomy, all of which he typed on his 1908 Woodstock typewriter. Since April 1957, he has presented all but one of the Sky at Night.

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"I only had a passing interest in astronomy before I read this book. Patrick makes the first few steps into the world of astronomy as painless as possible. I couldn't put the book down, I finished it the same day and have been over it a couple of times since..." - Customer Review

Table of contents

Preface 1 Introducing astronomy 2 The spinning sky 3 Sky-watchers 4 The astronomer's telescope 5 Into space 6 The sun 7 The moon 8 The sun's family 9 The inner planets 10 The outer planets 11 Minor members of the solar system 12 The stars 13 Patterns of stars 14 Double and variable stars 15 The life and times of a star 16 Star-clusters and nebulae 17 The depths of the universe 18 Into the future Taking it further Glossary Appendices Index