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Astronomy Explained
by Gerald North
Springer | January 1997 | ISBN-10: 3540761365 | PDF | 330 Pages | 15 mb

Every year large numbers of people take up the study of astronomy, mostly at amateur level. There are plenty of elementary books on the market, full of colourful photographs, but lacking in proper explanations of how and why things are as they are. Many people eventually wish to go beyond the 'coffee-table book' stage and study this fascinating subject in greater depth. This book is written for them. In addition, many people sit for public examinations in this subject each year and this book is also intended to be of use to them. All the topics from the GCSE syllabus are covered here, with sample questions at the end of each chapter. Astronomy Explained provides a comprehensive treatment of the subject in more depth than is usually found in elementary works, and will be of interest to both amateur astronomers and students of astronomy
Going beyond the superficial treatments found in "coffee-table" astronomy books, this book provides comprehensive treatment of astronomy in depth, offering comprehensible explanations of how and why things are as they are. Comprehensive in its coverage, the book includes self-study questions at the end: of each chapter.

List of Figures
1 The Celestial Sphere
2 The Earth and Time
3 The Telescope
4 Modern Developments in Instrumentation
5 Gravitation
6 The Moon
8 The Planet Mars
9 The Planet Jupiter
10 The Planet Saturn
11 The Twilight Zone of the Solar System
12 The Debris of the Solar System
13 The Comets
14 The Sun
15 Electromagnetic Radiation
16 The Stars
17 Gas, Dust, Stars and Variable Stars
18 Stellar Evolution
19 Brown Dwarfs and Extra-solar Planets
20 Violent Stars
21 The Galaxies
22 Quasars, Active Galaxies and Cosmology
Glossary of Terms
Answers to the Numerical Questions


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