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Encyclopedia of Space and Astronomy, Revised Edition      
  • Authored by: Joseph A. Angelo, Jr.
  • From the Series: Science Encyclopedia
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  • ISBN-10: 1438163215
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-6321-5
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 05/01/2017
  • Dewey Number: 520
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 752

Summary

Praise for the previous edition:

"...splendidly informative...provides a treasure store of information dealing with astronomy and space technology, not to mention some geology and mathematics...endlessly fascinating...a valuable resource for high school astronomy and physics classes and in college science libraries."—VOYA

"...provides current, authoritative information...recommended for libraries in need of a general encyclopedia on space and astronomy."—Booklist

"...[a] highly informative, well-organized introduction..."—American Reference Books Annual

"...recommended for high school, academic, and larger public libraries and astronomy collections."—Library Journal

"...chock-full of useful and unusual information...a valuable addition to any smaller collection serving serious students..."—School Library Journal

"Both academic and public libraries will find this a useful reference...Recommended."—Choice

"...a fine addition to both public and academic libraries..."—Reference Reviews

"Honor Book" Science 7–12 category—Society of School Librarians International

We've come a long way from the days when we traced astrological shapes in the stars and thought comets spelled "disaster." Our knowledge of space and the universe around us has increased dramatically over the centuries, and, with every new venture—from the Mars rover Curiosity's explorations of the red planet to New Horizons's up-close look at Pluto—it just keeps growing broader. 

Keep track of that expanding knowledge with the Encyclopedia of Space and Astronomy, Revised Edition. Offering a complete, up-to-date presentation of the main concepts, terms, facilities, and people in astronomy, the encyclopedia pays special attention to space-based astronomy and space exploration. Broad coverage includes terms such as astrophysics, planetary engineering, and cosmology, as well as both American and international astronomy and space technology. 

Encyclopedia of Space and Astronomy, Revised Edition focuses mainly on modern astronomy and space achievements but also includes the most important accomplishments of classical astronomy. The impact of astronomy, astrophysics, and cosmology is presented in terms of the development of the scientific method and also with respect to philosophy. History-related entries trace the evolution of astronomy and space technology from ancient times, and selected entries discuss important observatories and organizations such as NASA, as well as contemporary events.

Entries include:

  • Apollo Project
  • Black hole
  • Dark matter
  • Mars surface rover
  • New Horizons Pluto–Kuiper Belt Flyby mission
  • Nuclear fusion and space exploration
  • Pioneer 10 and 11 spacecraft
  • Robotics in space
  • Rocket
  • Satellite Power System (SPS)
  • Unidentified flying objects (UFOs)
  • X-ray astronomy
  • Zodiac.

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About the Author(s)

Joseph A. Angelo Jr., Ph.D., is a retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel and is currently an adjunct professor in the science department of Valencia Community College, where he teaches an introductory astronomy course called The Cosmic Perspective. He is the author of many reference books, including the Frontiers in Space set for Facts On File.

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