- Series: Wiley Self Teaching Guides (Book 190)
- Paperback: 388 pages
- Publisher: Wiley; Eighth edition (July 22, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1620459906
- ISBN-13: 978-1620459904
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.7 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 120 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #30,210 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide, Eighth Edition (Wiley Self Teaching Guides) Eighth Edition
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""One of the best ways by which one can be introduced to the wonders of astronomy."" —The Strolling Astronomer
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Thoroughly revised, a perennial bestseller and one of the most successful beginner's astronomy books in the market.
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Most people hate math! I learned to respect it because math confirms everything, and math helps you to understand science better. I encourage you not to skip through the math without giving it a try. It will help you to understand the sky, your telescope, light waves and your lenses much better. The more you understand, the deeper your appreciation will be for the science of astronomy even if you're only doing it for a hobby (and it aint that serious).
When I began the hobby of astronomy 10 ten years ago, I would skip through the math. I wanted to see the planets and the moon and call it a day. Now I want to know everything!!!! Since I've become more hungry for knowledge, I love astronomy that much more!
Buy this book. Everything is well explained. Take your time with it. You will feel more empowered and more confident in the science.
Even if you already know about the subjects in this book, it's still a handy and useful reference to have. You won't want to be without it. Highly recommended.