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Ian Ridpath
Oxford Dictionary of Astronomy
The Most Expansive Dictionary of its Kind

Revised edition providing up-to-date coverage of recent space exploration and discoveries

From black hole to white dwarf, this revised edition is the most authoritative and up-to-date dictionary of astronomy available. Written by an expert team of contributors under the editorship of Ian Ridpath, it will be invaluable to students, professionals, and amateur astronomers seeking a comprehensive source of helpful information. 4,000 entries from astrophysics and cosmology to galaxies and time

  • Preface
  • The Dictionary
  • Apollo lunar landing missions
  • Satellites of the planets
  • The constellations
  • The brightest stars
  • The nearest stars
  • The Messier objects

Der Autor
Ian Ridpath hatte bis 1972 eine Stelle am Oberservatorium der University of London inne. Später konzentrierte er sich als Vollzeit-Autor, Astronomielehrer und Wissenschaftsjournalist auf die Wissensvermittlung. Als Mitglied der Royal Hastronomical Society gibt er das Oxford Dictionary of Astronomy heraus. Ridpath hat als Autor oder Redakteur an mehr als 40 Büchern mitgearbeitet und ist zudem durch Rundfunk- und Fernsehsendungen einem breiten Publikum bekannt.


"This is an excellent dictionary. It has all the qualities one should reasonably expect from such a reference book: accuracy, clarity, consistency and good coverage of its subject. ...The book is neatly laid out in a way that is easy to use, with a reasonable but not excessive number of cross-references...Ian Ridpath has done a remarkable job to achieve such consistency in the style, technical level and length of entries. And try as I might, I have failed to find any bloomers! This is a classic that the publisher, editor and contributors can be proud of - worthy of the Oxford name, world-famous for its dictionaries and reference books."
(The Journal of the British Astronomical Association)

"a handy guide for amateur astronomers, students of astronomy, and interested general readers. Both its format and text are clear and straightforward...recommended for its value as an exhaustive quick reference guide on astronomy. Public and academic libraries will want to add this work to their collections."
(Electronic Reviews of Science and Technology References)

"An enormous amount of obscure data is satisfactorily explained here, which is just what you turn to a dictionary for."
(Times Literary Supplement)

Oxford University Press, 2003, 518 S.
14,80 Euro
Broschiert, w. figs.
ISBN: 978-0-19-860513-3

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