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Ridpath, Ian

Works: 187 works in 817 publications in 17 languages and 24,379 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Dictionaries  Juvenile works  Scientific atlases  Popular works  Field guides  Atlases  Encyclopedias  Charts, diagrams, etc  Children's maps 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Creator, Redactor
Classifications: QB14, 520
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ian Ridpath
A dictionary of astronomy by Ian Ridpath( )

68 editions published between 1997 and 2018 in English and Japanese and held by 3,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This revised edition contains over 4,080 entries on current space exploration, astrophysics, and cosmology. Written by an expert team of contributors under the editorship of Ian Ridpath, it will be invaluable to students, professionals, and amateur astronomers seeking a comprehensive source of helpful information."--Jacket
Stars and planets by Ian Ridpath( Book )

76 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in 11 languages and held by 2,606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A practical guide to the night sky that can be used by amateur astronomers anywhere in the world; features entries on all 88 constellations of the northern and southern hemispheres
The monthly sky guide by Ian Ridpath( )

46 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 2,498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This sixth edition of this guide to the night sky is fully revised and updated for planet positions and forthcoming eclipses up to the end of the year 2007
Norton's star atlas and reference handbook, epoch 2000.0 by Ian Ridpath( Book )

25 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First published in 1910, coinciding with the first of two appearances by Halley's Comet during the book's life, Norton's owes much of its legendary success to its unique maps, arranged in slices known as gores, each covering approximately one-fifth of the sky. Every star visible to the naked eye under the clearest skies - down to magnitude 6.5 - is charted along with star clusters, nebulae and galaxies. Extensive tables of data on interesting objects for observation accompany each of the precision drawn maps. Preceding the maps is the unique and authoritative reference handbook covering time-keeping and positional measurements on the celestial sphere; the Sun, Moon and other bodies of the Solar System; telescopes and other equipment for observing and imaging the sky; and stars, nebulae and galaxies. Throughout, succinct fundamental principles and practical tips guide the reader into the night sky. The appendices Units and Notation, Astronomical Constants, Symbols and Abbreviations, and Useful Addresses complete what has long been the only essential reference for the stargazer." "Now presented more accessibly than ever before, the text and tables of the 20th edition have been revised and updated to take account of the new and exciting developments in our observation of the cosmos. The redesigned star maps offer outstanding legibility, in the living room or under a red light in the dark outdoors."--Jacket
Astronomy by Ian Ridpath( Book )

50 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an overview of astronomy, providing information on the solar system, galaxies, stars, meteors, comets, and the technology that enhances the understanding of the science of space
The Illustrated encyclopedia of astronomy and space by Ian Ridpath( Book )

18 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and Polish and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norton's 2000.0 : star atlas and reference handbook (epoch 2000.0) by Arthur P Norton( Book )

19 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stars : the definitive visual guide to the cosmos by Robert Dinwiddie( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and Dutch and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The definitive visual guide to exploring all the marvels of the stars, the Milky Way, and the universe beyond. Chart the wonders of the cosmos in our own solar system and beyond with The Stars. Packed with 3-D artworks of each constellation and incredible new imagery from the Hubble Space Telescope, ground-based observatories worldwide, and more, this awe-inspiring guide features the most fascinating objects known to astronomy, from glittering star-birth nebulae to supermassive black holes. The position, size, and color of every night-sky object is revealed with unprecedented clarity, and a specially commissioned 3-D model of the celestial sphere that surrounds our planet charts all 88 constellations, together forming a complete map of the sky. From the Big Bang to the search for extraterrestrial life, key areas in astronomy and cosmology are covered, and colorful infographics distill a wealth of data into an easy-to-digest visual format. Whether you want to know more about space and the night sky or are eager to take up stargazing, The Stars is your guide to exploring these fascinating marvels of the universe, "
The illustrated encyclopedia of the universe( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Universe offers a complete guide to our discovery and understanding of the Universe, exploring all the facets that make up this fascinating but complex subject." "Written by many of the world's leading experts in the field, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Universe combines authority and integrity with real accessibility, covering every aspect of the subject, from the first tentative explanations of Earth's place in the Universe, right through to the latest developments in quantum theory and space technology. Enhanced by hundreds of breathtaking photographs, illustrations, and diagrams, the encyclopedia offers a comprehensive, easy-to-use and visually dramatic book - an essential guide to interested readers of all levels."--Jacket
Facts on File stars & planets atlas by Ian Ridpath( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An overview of the solar system, including such topics as the earth and other planets, the sun, moon, asteroids, comets, meteors, and black holes
Messages from the stars : communication and contact with extraterrestrial life by Ian Ridpath( Book )

7 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stars and planets : the most complete guide to the stars, planets, galaxies, and the solar system by Ian Ridpath( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers information about all eighty-eight constellations of the Northern and Southern skies and provides simple star charts for easy identification
Star tales by Ian Ridpath( Book )

19 editions published between 1988 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grade level: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, e, i, s
The Facts on File atlas of stars and planets : a beginner's guide to the universe by Ian Ridpath( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An atlas of stars and planets with information on the constellations, photographs from space probes, diagrams and maps, and space stamps from around the world
Cambridge astronomy dictionary( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over 1000 clear and up-to-date entries, extensively cross-referenced. 50 diagrams and 30 tables. From aberration to zodiacal light, all the frequently used expressions are clearly defined. Brief biographies of over 100 famous astronomers (including Hale, Hawking, Holye and Hubble). Includes major observatories such as Palomar and Kitt Peak. A compact dictionary at an introductory level. Invaluable reference for active observers and armchair enthusiasts
Universe guide to stars and planets by Ian Ridpath( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains northern and southern hemisphere sky charts, monthly sky charts, and text explaining the history of each of the 88 constellations. Also includes information on the planets
Worlds beyond : a report on the search for life in space by Ian Ridpath( Book )

11 editions published between 1972 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Space by Ian Ridpath( Book )

15 editions published between 1979 and 1995 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines stars, planets, galaxies, and other parts of the universe and describes man's efforts to explore space
Longman illustrated dictionary of astronomy & astronautics : the terminology of space by Ian Ridpath( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and Arabic and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Useful for finding the meaning of words, finding related words, revising a subject area, finding a word whose meaning you know and finding a word to fit a meaning
Secrets of space by Ian Ridpath( Book )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the planets of our solar system, the behavior of stars, and milestones in space exploration
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A dictionary of astronomy
Alternative Names
Ian Ridpath astronome britannique

Ian Ridpath astrónomo británico

Ian Ridpath British astronomer

Ridpath, Ian 1947-...

Ridpath, Ian William 1947-

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Stars and planetsThe monthly sky guideNorton's star atlas and reference handbook, epoch 2000.0AstronomyNorton's 2000.0 : star atlas and reference handbook (epoch 2000.0)The stars : the definitive visual guide to the cosmosThe illustrated encyclopedia of the universeFacts on File stars & planets atlas