1001 QUESTIONS ANSWERED ABOUT ASTRONOMY by James S. Pickering

1001 QUESTIONS ANSWERED ABOUT ASTRONOMY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

From- how long is a day on Venus, to more complicated concepts such as trigonometric parallax- this is an arsenal of information assembled by an astronomer at the Hayden Planetarium. The 1001 questions are topically arranged (and indexed for ready reference) -- and range over the heavens- the sun moon, planets, meteors and comets, eclipses and motions, stars and constellations, the galaxies, as well as radio astronomy and physics, rockets and satellites, and the men (in brief biographical presentation) who contributed to their understanding. There will be diagrams, line drawings and halftones to implement the excellent condensation of a mass of material- of particular value for school and home reference.

Pub Date: April 28th, 1958
Publisher: Dodd, Mead