How to Read the Solar System

How to Read the Solar System : A Guide to the Stars and Planets

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What exactly is the solar system? We've all learned the basics at school but do we really understand what we are seeing in the night sky? Expert astronomers Chris North and Paul Abel, provide a fascinating guided tour of our Solar System and explain its many wonders.They look at all the major players, including our more familiar cosmic neighbors the Sun, the planets and their moons as well as the occasional visitors to our planet asteroids, meteors and comets in addition to distant stars and what might lie beyond our Solar System, including the mysterious Earth Mark II? North and Abel recount the history of how our Solar System came to be, and the myths that once shaped astronomy. Through their cogent explanations of the latest scientific discoveries, they reveal how any amateur astronomer can view and interpret the Solar System and enrich their understanding of our universe."show more

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  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 147.32 x 213.36 x 35.56mm | 385.55g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • B&W illustrations and graphs throughout
  • 1605986712
  • 9781605986715
  • 1,332,325

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A highly accessible introduction to basic astronomy. The authors comprehensively cover all the basics, making this book a great primer for readers who are just getting started in their reading on the subject. This chatty, non-technical discussion is perfect for the armchair or budding astronomer who wants a bit of background and history spread widely across the more
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