By Joseph A., Jr. Angelo
Written via the writer of numerous different books on house, this guide is designed for a basic viewers. it's equipped into 4 sections: a 1,200-entry thesaurus, four hundred brief (one sentence to at least one paragraph in size) biographies, a 45-page chronology of 8,000 years of discoveries in astronomy and house technology, and 17 pages of charts and tables.The thesaurus offers short descriptions or definitions for phrases resembling Blastoff, Extraterrestrial disaster concept, Gemini undertaking, Galactic cannibalism, liveable payload, Orion Nebula, Planck's radiation legislations, and Zenith. Biographies contain recognized humans similar to Galileo Galilei, John Glenn, and Sally journey in addition to a few that one wouldn't look forward to finding in an astronomy source, for instance, Italian artist Giotto, who witnessed the 1301 passage of Halley's comet and depicted it in a fresco. Charts and tables disguise issues akin to stellar spectral sessions, an Apollo undertaking precis, and actual and dynamic homes of the planets. Appendixes offer a brief bibliography and internet sites.The index to this guide may possibly use a few development. a few index entries-- for instance, astronauts and stars-- have very lengthy lists of web page references. Many clients wouldn't have the time or endurance to move via this variety of undifferentiated references. themes coated by way of the charts and tables will not be uniformly incorporated within the index. a couple of black-and-white line drawings and images complement the textual content. Cross-references hyperlink entries to comparable entries.The house and Astronomy guide is usually recommended for libraries short of a concise, up to date reference during this area.
__________Справочник для широкой аудитории, составленный автором ряда других книг о космосе. Состоит из четырех разделов: 1200 словарных статей, four hundred кратких (длиной от одного предложения до одного абзаца) биографий, 45-страничной хронологии eight тысяч лет открытий в области астрономии и космической науки и 17 страниц графиков и таблиц.