Your Garage Best Books of the Month Amazon Fashion Learn more nav_sap_plcc_ascpsc $5 Albums Fire TV Stick Patriotic Picks Shop-by-Room Amazon Cash Back Offer AnnedroidsS3 AnnedroidsS3 AnnedroidsS3  Amazon Echo  Echo Dot  Amazon Tap  Echo Dot  Amazon Tap  Amazon Echo Starting at $49.99 All-New Kindle Oasis Segway miniPro
Customer Review

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Handy, May 1, 2001
This review is from: The Penguin Dictionary of Astronomy (Penguin Reference Books) (Paperback)
This book is one of the first *serious* non-hardcover, no-pictures purse-size dictionary of modern Astronomy that I've yet found.
Although the entries can tend to be quite short, it lists entries from "AAO" (Anglo-Australian Observatory) to "ZZ Ceti star." As this is the Third Edition, Jacqueline Mitton has had time to refine, streamline, and update the information within.
This is a fun book to browse through; it's in a straightforward dictionary style. There are some helpful Tables in the back, the usual stuff of Astronomy books: Units of measurements and conversion factors; brightest stars in the night sky; full list of the Constellations; characteristics of the inner and outer planets, tables on the natural satellites and rings of the planets.
The entries are well written, and with a style that shows Jacqueline Mitton enjoys her work.
Note: The book is British (Look for "The Plough", "The Big Dipper", "Ursa Major", "Big Bear")
Recommended for people of any age and background who have even the slightest interest in Astronomy.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
  [Cancel]


Review Details

Item

Reviewer


Location: Fomalhaut

Top Reviewer Ranking: 36,381,984