Astronomy 101 : from the sun and moon to wormholes and warp drive, key theories, discoveries, and facts about the universe /

by Petersen, Carolyn Collins [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Avon, Massachusetts : Adams Media, [2013]; ©2013.Description: 288 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm.ISBN: 9781440563591 (hardcover) :; 1440563594 (hardcover).Title notes: $15.95 2-2014 (db)Subject(s): Astronomy -- Popular works | Popular works
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Explore the curiosities of our galaxy! <br> <br> Too often, textbooks obscure the beauty and wonder of outer space with tedious discourse that even Galileo would oppose. Astronomy 101 cuts out the boring details and lengthy explanations, and instead, gives you a lesson in astronomy that keeps you engaged as you discover what's hidden beyond our starry sky.<br> <br> From the Big Bang and nebulae to the Milky Way and Sir Isaac Newton, this celestial primer is packed with hundreds of entertaining astronomy facts, charts, and photographs you won't be able to get anywhere else.<br> <br> So whether you're looking to unravel the mystery behind black holes, or just want to learn more about your favorite planets, Astronomy 101 has all the answers--even the ones you didn't know you were looking for.

"A crash course in the science of space" -- Cover.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 272-280) and index.

$15.95 2-2014 (db)

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