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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
This revised edition contains 4,000 up-to-date entries written by an expert
team of contributors, under the editorship of Ian Ridpath, renowned author and
broadcaster. Covering the most recent space exploration missions and latest
technological development, this authoritative dictionary covers everything from
astrophysics to galaxies and time. World-wide coverage of observatories and
telescopes, and major entries on supernova, Big Bang theory, and stellar
evolution, make this an invaluable reference source for students,
professionals, and amateur astronomers. Appendices include tables of Apollo
lunar landing missions and the constellations. The entries are supported by
numerous tables and diagrams, and the dictionary also features biographical
entries on eminent astronomers.