- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Publisher: Adams Media (2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1440563594
- ISBN-13: 978-1440563591
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1 x 7.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 70 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #39,189 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Astronomy 101: From the Sun and Moon to Wormholes and Warp Drive, Key Theories, Discoveries, and Facts about the Universe
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From the Author
I've been studying and writing about astronomy most of my life. It's a wonderful science -- a gateway to so many other sciences -- and to the universe itself! I've written several books about astronomy as well as countless articles in newspapers and magazines. Astronomy keeps supplying me with great material to cover and I do my best to distill that firehose of knowledge for my readers. Astronomy 101 was designed by the publishers to give readers a small taste of a variety of topics in astronomy. Got a few minutes to take a break? Pick up Astronomy 101 and read a thousand words on Mars, or black holes, or extraterrestrial life, or learn about how a famous astronomer did her work. Astronomy 101 isn't a big textbook -- it's a smorgasbord of knowledge about the stars, planets, galaxies, and the universe. If something piques your interest, there are links to books and online sources for you to pursue.
About the Author
Carolyn Petersen is an award-winning science writer, science documentary producer, and CEO of Loch Ness Productions. She has several astronomy and planetary science books to her credit. Her work has appeared in planetarium and fulldome theaters around the world, on Yahoo! News, MIT's Tech Talk, the Radcliffe Quarterly, Sky & Telescope magazine, Astronomy magazine, Astrocast.tv, and StarDate magazine. Her most recent project is a collaboration with the International Dark-Sky Association called Losing the Dark. In the past few years, she has worked on several high-profile astronomy outreach projects. She wrote and co-produced a podcast series titled Space Weather FX for a NASA-funded MIT Haystack Observatory project, served an exhibit writer for for NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Visitor's Center,, authored an exhibit on climate change for the California Academy of Sciences, and was the senior exhibit writer for the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles.