- Paperback: 475 pages
- Publisher: CRC Press; 4 edition (1 June 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0750309172
- ISBN-13: 978-0750309172
- Product Dimensions: 17.1 x 2.5 x 24.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,42,886 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Astronomy: Principles and Practice, Fourth Edition (PBK) Paperback – 1 Jun 2003
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"I'm pleased to see that the strengths of the old version have been retained (i.e. the sections on positional astronomy are largely unaltered) and the book has been brought up to date with, for example, the sections on CCDs and modern telescopes. I will have absolutely no hesitation in continuing to recommend that the ~50 students in my first-year "Celestial Sphere" course buy this book." -- Vik Dhillon, Sheffield University "It claims to be written for students working for degrees in astronomy, and as such it is admirably acceptable. There are four main sections - an introduction, which is an excellent survey of the fundamentals, written in a clear and well-balanced way; the celestial sphere and elementary celestial mechanics; observational techniques, and finally a number of suggestions for experimental work. But this book should not be dismissed by those whose grasp of mathematics is not up to university standard. We all, at times, want to go deeper into some aspects of the subject and will find much of help and value in this book, even if we miss out the formulae and calculations. Members will find themselves returning to it again and again for help with those really searching questions. A book worth considering. -- Jeffrey Barham, Popular Astronomy, January-March 2004
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