Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide, Eighth Edition (Wiley Self Teaching Guides)

For a new release, Astronomy: A Self-Teaching consultant has brought millions of readers world wide to the evening sky. Now this vintage beginner's consultant has been thoroughly revised to carry it brand new with the most recent discoveries. up to date with the most recent, so much actual info, new on-line assets, and greater than a hundred new snap shots and photographs, this 8th variation features:


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