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Mitton, Jacqueline

Overview
Works: 118 works in 449 publications in 10 languages and 21,423 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Dictionaries  Handbooks and manuals  Observations  Biography  Pictorial works  Legends  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Collector, Editor, Other, Contributor, Translator
Classifications: QB802, 523.8
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jacqueline Mitton
Zoo in the sky : a book of animal constellations by Jacqueline Mitton( Book )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brilliantly colored paintings illustrate this introduction to constellations and the animals which ancient stargazers imagined as they made their observations of the night sky
Once upon a starry night : a book of constellation stories by Jacqueline Mitton( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents facts about stars, nebulas, galaxies, and constellations and recounts the Greek myths that provided widely-known names for ten constellations, from Andromeda to Pegasus
Pluto and Charon : ice worlds on the ragged edge of the solar system by Alan Stern( Book )

21 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An interwoven tale of exotic Pluto, its unusual satellite companion Charon, and the dynamic, high-technology world of twentieth-century astronomy."--Jacket
Titan unveiled : Saturn's mysterious moon explored by Ralph Lorenz( Book )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals the startling new discoveries that have been made since the arrival of the Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn and Titan and offers readers a close-up look at a world that could hold clues to the origins of life on Earth
The great comet crash : the impact of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 on Jupiter( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, from its discovery in March, 1993, to its break-up in Jupiter's atmosphere in July, 1994. Includes information on comets and the findings of the scientific community about the crash
Moon by Jacqueline Mitton( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and French and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to the Moon discusses its physical characteristics, relationship to the Earth, and the history of human reactions to and exploration of it
Cambridge illustrated dictionary of astronomy by Jacqueline Mitton( Book )

15 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated dictionary of astronomy
The young Oxford book of astronomy by Simon Mitton( Book )

25 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in 7 languages and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of astronomy explains its goal and methods, discusses each planet in the solar system, and describes the life cycle of a star
From dust to life : the origin and evolution of our solar system by John Chambers( Book )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and Italian and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of how the celestial objects that make up the solar system arose from common beginnings billions of years ago, and how scientists and philosophers have sought to unravel this mystery down through the centuries, piecing together the clues that enabled them to deduce the solar system's layout, its age, and the likely way it formed
Cambridge dictionary of astronomy by Jacqueline Mitton( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defines more than 3,200 words and terms used in the study of astronomy
Zodiac : celestial circle of the sun by Jacqueline Mitton( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to the zodiac constellations and their celestial legends. Everyone knows their own star sign but how many can identify the constellations in the night sky and the stars that form them? This book offers a factual astronomical guide to the zodiac and the celestial phenomena and ancient myths in which the zodiac tradition is rooted. This fun, beautifully illustrated book teaches young readers about the twelve constellations and the stars that form them. Packed with astronomical facts, Zodiac guides children through the stars and explains the celestial phenomena that form the basis for study of astronomy. Every constellation is accompanied by an interesting tale, including a story about the scorpion Scorpius, the great hunter Orion, and the vindictive goddess Artemis. The author provides endnotes on the Earth's orbit, the origin of the zodiac, astronomical constellations versus astrological signs, and zodiac visibility. Striking artwork superimposed with shimmering metallic stars dazzle readers and complements the engaging text
Aliens by Jacqueline Mitton( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the possibility of life on other planets, covering such topics as our exploration of space, reports of UFO sightings and alien abductions, and famous extraterrestrials from movies and television
A concise dictionary of astronomy by Jacqueline Mitton( Book )

10 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The practical astronomer by Will Gater( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in French and English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: For anyone who's ever looked at the night sky and wanted to know more about the galaxy around them, The Practical Astronomer shows readers how to discover and understand the mysteries of the solar system and beyond. Illustrated throughout with detailed photographs and illustrations, and using clear, easy-to-follow text, The Practical Astronomer takes you on a step-by-step journey from the basics of what can be seen with the naked eye, to how you can view more distant objects such as the planets of the solar system, and even galaxies far, far away-all in your own backyard
The Scholastic encyclopedia of space by Jacqueline Mitton( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the many aspects of space, including the origin and nature of the universe, space travel, the solar system, and methods of observing the night sky
Gems of Hubble by Jacqueline Mitton( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kingdom of the sun : a book of the planets by Jacqueline Mitton( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tours the solar system, weaving together mythology and astronomy
Galileo : scientist and stargazer by Jacqueline Mitton( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the life and work of the scientist who offered objective evidence that the earth was not the fixed center of the universe
Lifting Titan's veil : exploring the giant moon of Saturn by Ralph Lorenz( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lifting Titan's Veil is a revealing account of the second largest moon in our solar system. This world in orbit around Saturn is the only body in the solar system with an atmosphere strikingly similar to Earth's and the only moon with a substantial atmosphere. Nitrogen is the main gas in Titan's atmosphere but it is laced with a cocktail of hydrocarbons and is virtually opaque to human eyes because of layers of orange smog. Beneath the haze, lakes of liquid methane may be a feature of the frigid landscape. Titan is like a giant laboratory in deep freeze that may help scientists understand the first chemical steps towards the origin of life." "This book will appeal to readers interested in astronomical discovery and space exploration. It is an introduction to Titan, and essential reading for anyone who wants to be ready for the arrival of Cassini-Huygens in 2004"--Jacket
Space by Carole Stott( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and German and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Space is crammed full of incredible stuff to dip into, from gargantuan galaxies to astounding asteroids, all revealed in a fascinating, exciting, totally different way : it's like a science museum, a search engine, and the world's biggest planetarium all rolled into one
 
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Once upon a starry night : a book of constellation stories
Alternative Names
Jacqueline Mitton astronome

Jacqueline Mitton Brits astronome

Mitton, J.

Mitton, Jacqueline

Mitton, Jaqueline 1948-

Mitton, Zhaklin

미톤, 잭퀴린

미튼, 재클린

ジャクリーン・ミットン

ミットン, ジャクリーン

ミットン, ジャックリン

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Once upon a starry night : a book of constellation storiesPluto and Charon : ice worlds on the ragged edge of the solar systemTitan unveiled : Saturn's mysterious moon exploredThe great comet crash : the impact of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 on JupiterMoonCambridge illustrated dictionary of astronomyThe young Oxford book of astronomyCambridge dictionary of astronomy