The Resource Astronomy for dummies, by Stephen P. Maran, PhD

Astronomy for dummies, by Stephen P. Maran, PhD

Label
Astronomy for dummies
Title
Astronomy for dummies
Statement of responsibility
by Stephen P. Maran, PhD
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Provides an easy-to-follow introduction to the night sky with the latest theories, explanations, and insights into the basic workings of the universe
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Maran, Stephen P
Dewey number
520
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QB63
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
--For dummies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Astronomy
  • Astronomy
  • SCIENCE / Astronomy
Label
Astronomy for dummies, by Stephen P. Maran, PhD
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=153&titleID=3139512
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Title Page; Table of Contents; Introduction; About This Book; Foolish Assumptions; Icons Used in This Book; Beyond the Book; Where to Go from Here; Part 1: Getting Started with Astronomy; Chapter 1: Seeing the Light: The Art and Science of Astronomy; Astronomy: The Science of Observation; What You See: The Language of Light; Gravity: A Force to Be Reckoned With; Space: A Commotion of Motion; Chapter 2: Join the Crowd: Skywatching Activities and Resources; You're Not Alone: Astronomy Clubs, Websites, Smartphone Apps, and More; Visiting Observatories and Planetariums
  • Vacationing with the Stars: Star Parties, Eclipse Trips, Dark Sky Parks, and MoreChapter 3: Terrific Tools for Observing the Skies; Seeing Stars: A Sky Geography Primer; Beginning with Naked-Eye Observation; Using Binoculars or a Telescope for a Better View; Planning Your First Steps into Astronomy; Chapter 4: Just Passing Through: Meteors, Comets, and Artificial Satellites; Meteors: Wishing on a Shooting Star; Comets: The Lowdown on Dirty Ice Balls; Artificial Satellites: Enduring a Love-Hate Relationship; Part 2: Going Once Around the Solar System
  • Chapter 5: A Matched Pair: Earth and Its MoonPutting Earth under the Astronomical Microscope; Examining Earth's Time, Seasons, and Age; Making Sense of the Moon; Chapter 6: Earth's Near Neighbors: Mercury, Venus, and Mars; Mercury: Weird, Hot, and Mostly Metal; Dry, Acidic, and Hilly: Steering Clear of Venus; Red, Cold, and Barren: Uncovering the Mysteries of Mars; Differentiating Earth through Comparative Planetology; Observing the Terrestrial Planets with Ease; Chapter 7: Rock On: The Asteroid Belt and Near-Earth Objects; Taking a Brief Tour of the Asteroid Belt
  • Understanding the Threat That Near-Earth Objects PoseSearching for Small Points of Light; Chapter 8: Great Balls of Gas: Jupiter and Saturn; The Pressure's On: Journeying Inside Jupiter and Saturn; Almost a Star: Gazing at Jupiter; Our Main Planetary Attraction: Setting Your Sights on Saturn; Chapter 9: Far Out! Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and Beyond; Breaking the Ice with Uranus and Neptune; Meeting Pluto, the Amazing Dwarf Planet; Buckling Down to the Kuiper Belt; Viewing the Outer Planets; Hunting New Planet Number Nine; Part 3: Meeting Old Sol and Other Stars
  • Chapter 10: The Sun: Star of EarthSurveying the Sunscape; Don't Make a Blinding Mistake: Safe Techniques for Solar Viewing; Fun with the Sun: Solar Observation; Chapter 11: Taking a Trip to the Stars; Life Cycles of the Hot and Massive; Star Color, Brightness, and Mass; Eternal Partners: Binary and Multiple Stars; Change Is Good: Variable Stars; Your Stellar Neighbors; How to Help Scientists by Observing the Stars; Star Studies to Aid with Your Brain and Computer; Chapter 12: Galaxies: The Milky Way and Beyond; Unwrapping the Milky Way; Star Clusters: Meeting Galactic Associates
Control code
on1001338014
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
4th edition.
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781119374411
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
3DB6029C-AAC1-44AA-92A5-847A0E1F98A9
System control number
(OCoLC)1001338014
Label
Astronomy for dummies, by Stephen P. Maran, PhD
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=153&titleID=3139512
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Title Page; Table of Contents; Introduction; About This Book; Foolish Assumptions; Icons Used in This Book; Beyond the Book; Where to Go from Here; Part 1: Getting Started with Astronomy; Chapter 1: Seeing the Light: The Art and Science of Astronomy; Astronomy: The Science of Observation; What You See: The Language of Light; Gravity: A Force to Be Reckoned With; Space: A Commotion of Motion; Chapter 2: Join the Crowd: Skywatching Activities and Resources; You're Not Alone: Astronomy Clubs, Websites, Smartphone Apps, and More; Visiting Observatories and Planetariums
  • Vacationing with the Stars: Star Parties, Eclipse Trips, Dark Sky Parks, and MoreChapter 3: Terrific Tools for Observing the Skies; Seeing Stars: A Sky Geography Primer; Beginning with Naked-Eye Observation; Using Binoculars or a Telescope for a Better View; Planning Your First Steps into Astronomy; Chapter 4: Just Passing Through: Meteors, Comets, and Artificial Satellites; Meteors: Wishing on a Shooting Star; Comets: The Lowdown on Dirty Ice Balls; Artificial Satellites: Enduring a Love-Hate Relationship; Part 2: Going Once Around the Solar System
  • Chapter 5: A Matched Pair: Earth and Its MoonPutting Earth under the Astronomical Microscope; Examining Earth's Time, Seasons, and Age; Making Sense of the Moon; Chapter 6: Earth's Near Neighbors: Mercury, Venus, and Mars; Mercury: Weird, Hot, and Mostly Metal; Dry, Acidic, and Hilly: Steering Clear of Venus; Red, Cold, and Barren: Uncovering the Mysteries of Mars; Differentiating Earth through Comparative Planetology; Observing the Terrestrial Planets with Ease; Chapter 7: Rock On: The Asteroid Belt and Near-Earth Objects; Taking a Brief Tour of the Asteroid Belt
  • Understanding the Threat That Near-Earth Objects PoseSearching for Small Points of Light; Chapter 8: Great Balls of Gas: Jupiter and Saturn; The Pressure's On: Journeying Inside Jupiter and Saturn; Almost a Star: Gazing at Jupiter; Our Main Planetary Attraction: Setting Your Sights on Saturn; Chapter 9: Far Out! Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and Beyond; Breaking the Ice with Uranus and Neptune; Meeting Pluto, the Amazing Dwarf Planet; Buckling Down to the Kuiper Belt; Viewing the Outer Planets; Hunting New Planet Number Nine; Part 3: Meeting Old Sol and Other Stars
  • Chapter 10: The Sun: Star of EarthSurveying the Sunscape; Don't Make a Blinding Mistake: Safe Techniques for Solar Viewing; Fun with the Sun: Solar Observation; Chapter 11: Taking a Trip to the Stars; Life Cycles of the Hot and Massive; Star Color, Brightness, and Mass; Eternal Partners: Binary and Multiple Stars; Change Is Good: Variable Stars; Your Stellar Neighbors; How to Help Scientists by Observing the Stars; Star Studies to Aid with Your Brain and Computer; Chapter 12: Galaxies: The Milky Way and Beyond; Unwrapping the Milky Way; Star Clusters: Meeting Galactic Associates
Control code
on1001338014
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
4th edition.
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781119374411
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
3DB6029C-AAC1-44AA-92A5-847A0E1F98A9
System control number
(OCoLC)1001338014

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