Wednesday, June 18, 2008
This is the fourth edition a key undergraduate astronomy books. The book 'Roy & Clarke' is well known to astronomers, and this book, in conjunction with their Astronomy: Structure of The Universe (2004) will serve students from first-year undergraduates to Masters level. Still used as a course text, this edition was revised and extended to account for developments and changes in teaching over the last decade. It introduces the concepts and historical development of astronomy, presents a course on positional measurement and celestial mechanics, and describes the techniques and instrumentation of modern astronomical observation and measurement.
Astronomy: Principles and Practice, Fourth Edition