This book assumes no previous knowledge on the part of the reader and describes our current view of the universe in easy-to-understand terms. The visible appearance of the sky is followed by a description of the astronomer's instruments and a step-by-step account of the nature and relative scale of the earth and planets, sun, stars, our galaxy and the universe as a whole. Recent results of investigations carried out by space probes are included, together with a description of some of the more esoteric objects currently being observed, while basic principles of space exploration are also covered, together with an account of the past, present and probable future progress in this field.
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Book Description Cengage Learning Australia. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust jacket in good condition. Shelf and handling wear to cover and binding, with general signs of previous use. Bookseller Inventory # 1214415622
Book Description Nelson Editeurs, London, 1973. Black Cloth. Book Condition: Near Fine (ABOVE AVERAGE). Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good (AVERAGE). Don Pottinger (illustrator). This is a First Edition. The inscription reads E. L. Stevens followed by an address. The spine has faded.please e-mail for further details POSTED FULLY INSURED AT OUR STANDARD RATES! Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Inscribed By Previous Owner. Hard Back. Bookseller Inventory # 1000235