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Astronomy Explained

  • GeraldĀ North

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Accretion astronomy cosmology earth gravitation moon neutron star planet quasar relativistic jet solar system solar wind star sun telescope

Authors and affiliations

  • GeraldĀ North
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  1. 1.Sidley, Bexhill-on-Sea East, SussexUK

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