StarGuides 2001

StarGuides 2001 : A World-wide Directory of Organizations in Astronomy, Related Space Sciences and Other Related Fields

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"StarGuides 2001" represents the most comprehensive and accurately validated collection of practical data on organizations involved in astronomy, related space sciences and other related fields. This invaluable reference source (and its companion volume, "StarBriefs 2001") should be on the reference shelf of every library, organisation or individual with any interest in these areas. The coverage includes relevant universities, scientific committees, institutions, associations, societies, agencies, companies, academies, bibliographic services, data centres, dealers, distributors, funding organizations, journals, manufacturers, meteorological services, national norms & standards institutes, parent associations & societies, publishers, software producers & distributors, and so on.
Besides astronomy and associated space sciences, related fields such as aeronautics, aeronomy, astronautics, atmospheric science, chemistry, communications, computer sciences, data processing, education, electronics, engineering, energetics, environment, geodesy, geophysics, information handling, management, mathematics, meteorology, optics, physics, remote sensing, and many more are also covered where appropriate. After more than 25 years in continuous compilation, verification and updating, "StarGuides 2001" currently gathers together over 6,200 entries from over 100 countries. The information is presented in a clear, uncluttered manner for direct and easy use. For each entry, all practical data are listed: city, postal and electronic mail addresses; telephone and fax numbers; URLs for WWW access; foundation years; numbers of members and/or numbers of staff; main activities; publication titles, frequencies, ISS-Numbers and circulations; names and geographical co-ordinates of observing sites; names of planetariums; and, awards, prizes or distinctions granted etc. The entries are listed alphabetically in each country.
An exhaustive index gives a breakdown not only by different designations and acronyms, but also by location and major terms in names. Thematic sub-indices are also provided as well as a list of telephone and telefax national codes. In short, almost anyone involved in any way in the fields of astronomy and related space sciences will find invaluable contact and background information in this volume. All entries have been compiled from data supplied by each listed organisation and all data has been independently verified - making it the most accurate and relevant source available.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 1240 pages
  • 210 x 297 x 56.64mm | 3,597g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands, United States
  • English
  • index
  • 0792365097
  • 9780792365099

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If there were a yellow pages' of astronomy, this massive book would be it.' Sky & Telescope, April 2001 Publication of this source--the printed counterpart of the established and reliable free Web resource StarWorlds maintained at the Centre de DonnA(c)es Astronomiques de Strasbourg--is commendable because it provides libraries with important options. Entries are listed for more than 100 countries and for each US state. A large index lists keywords in the names of organizations, cities where organizations are located, and acronyms. Entries, arranged in single full-page columns, allow ample room for unbroken URLs and for restful white space. Entries include full name, address, telephone, fax and Web addresses; date of founding, membership, and staff size; basic activities and publications; and coordinates for both observational sites and the site headquarters in cities if different from observational sites. Most entries include a few keywords to indicate major areas of research or contributions. Extensive spot-checking of entries revealed good accuracy. This compilation has merit both for its archival qualities and its browsability. For researchers and professionals.' A. Jensen, University of California, Berkeley in Choice, May 2001
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