StarBriefs 2001: A Dictionary of Abbreviations, Acronyms and Symbols in Astronomy, Related Space Sciences and Other Related Fields (Paperback)Andre Heck (compiler)
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Number of pages: 813
Weight: 2123 g
Dimensions: 297 x 210 x 41 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 200
Sky & Telescope, April 2001
Publication of this source--the printed counterpart of the established and reliable free Web resource StarWorlds maintained at the Centre de DonnA(c)es Astronomiques de Strasbourg--is commendable because it provides libraries with important options. Entries are listed for more than 100 countries and for each US state. A large index lists keywords in the names of organizations, cities where organizations are located, and acronyms. Entries, arranged in single full-page columns, allow ample room for unbroken URLs and for restful white space. Entries include full name, address, telephone, fax and Web addresses; date of founding, membership, and staff size; basic activities and publications; and coordinates for both observational sites and the site headquarters in cities if different from observational sites. Most entries include a few keywords to indicate major areas of research or contributions. Extensive spot-checking of entries revealed good accuracy. This compilation has merit both for its archival qualities and its browsability. For researchers and professionals.'
A. Jensen, University of California, Berkeley in Choice, May 2001
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