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Author North, Chris (Chris E.), author.

Title How to read the solar system : a guide to the stars and planets / Chris North and Paul Abel.

Publication Info. New York : Pegasus Books, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    523.2 NOR    Available
 GDL Pacific Park Library Non-Fiction    523.2 NOR    Available
Edition First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Description 320 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Note Includes index.
Summary 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 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 decipher 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.--From publisher description.
Contents What is the solar system? -- Ancient stargazers -- Celestial mechanics -- The sun -- Mercury -- Venus -- Earth and Moon -- Mars -- Jupiter -- Saturn -- Uranus and Neptune -- Asteroids and dwarf planets -- Comets -- One among many.
Subject Solar system -- Observers' manuals.
Stars -- Observers' manuals.
Added Author Abel, Paul (Astronomer), author.
ISBN 9781605986715

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