The Handy Astronomy Answer Book
The book is written in understandable language, but the answers are not over-simplified and provide sufficient detail for understanding the concept or feature described, making this book appropriate for readers for high school to college.American Reference Books Annual
The range of topics [this book] presents is vast and comprehensive, with many fascinating informational tidbits. [T]his book remains stimulating and useful, whether one dips through its pages haphazardly or reads it cover to cover?Book Review Digest
The Handy Astronomy Answer Book provides concise answers to commonly posed questions about planets, stars, space exploration, and the universe, and thus serves both as a ready-reference source and beginner?s guide to the cosmos.C&RL News
The Handy Astronomy Answer Book will no doubt end up a dog-eared and well-used treasure trove of cosmological curiosities sure to please anyone who ever looked up and wondered in awe about our place in the bigger scheme of things.curled up with a good kid's book
Concise reference explaining all manner of space topics.Dallas Morning News
The Handy Astronomy Answer Book ... poses hundreds of heady questions about such matters as the Big Bang, sunspots, black holes, quarks, neutrinos and Carl Sagan. [A] handy reference, ... accessible writing and careful structure [convey] the pleasures of science and discovery.Kirkus Reviews
The Handy Astronomy Answer Book is a solid recommendation to anyone who is in love with what lies beyond the Earth.Midwest Book Review
"...a valuable resource that can be used by both teachers and students as a reference or read from cover to cover.National Science Teachers Association
If you have questions about space or astronomy, this book will provide what you want to know.San Antonio Express-News
Written by Liu (astrophysics, CUNY, Staten Island), an award-winning writer on astronomy, the book delivers on the promises of "Your Smart Reference" on the topic. A logical addition to the publisher's "Answer Book" series, this engaging and entertaining publication will appeal to students and adults alike; a worthy addition to public and academic libraries.School Library Journal
True to its title ... all that and more. Amazingly brief entries cover enormous topics.Seattle Times
Since the dawn of civilization, people have tried to understand the objects in the heavens?what they are, how they move, and why.At first, it was a total mystery. To deal with the great unknown, our ancient ancestors created myths and stories, and ascribed supernatural qualities to the stars and planets. Eventually, they learned that the heavens and its contents were natural, not supernatural, and that everyone, not just a privileged few, could understand them. Slowly, the science of astronomy was born.
You'll learn the answers to more than 1,000 questions on astronomy and space in the pages of The Handy Astronomy Answer Book.
Is the universe infinite?
What would happen to you if you fell into a black hole?
What are the basic concepts of Einstein's special theory of relativity?
Who was the first person in space?
Can cosmic strings be used to travel backward in time?
How will the universe end?
What is the twin paradox?
From the basic physics and history of astronomy to fascinating facts about planets and stars, and from space mission programs and heroic astronauts and cosmonauts to the greatest adventure of all: the search for life beyond Earth The Handy Astronomy Answer Book includes information on virtually every topic related to outer space. Containing over 100 color illustrations and photos, this book brings the wonders of our universe to life!
- ISBN: 9781578591930
- PDF ISBN: 9781578592340
- Kindle ISBN: 9781578593293
- ePUB ISBN: 9781578593309
- Published 2008
- 344 pages
- 344 pages in color
- 100 photos and illustrations
- 6.8 x 9.7 paperback
- $21.95 ($24.95 Can.)
- 1 printing
- Astronomy, Science and Space