When working in the highly technical fields of astronomy and the related space sciences, the practitioner is constantly confronted with a baffling array of different abbreviations, acronyms, contractions and symbols. The identification and differentiation of these terms is a task which, all too often, can prove to be a near impossible one. With about 200,000 entries, StarBriefs Plus represents the most comprehensive and accurately validated collection of abbreviations, acronyms, contractions and symbols within astronomy, related space sciences and other related fields. As such, this invaluable reference source (and its companion volume, StarGuides Plus) should be on the reference shelf of every library, organization or individual with any interest in these areas. Besides astronomy and associated space sciences, related fields such as aeronautics, aeronomy, astronautics, atmospheric sciences, chemistry, communications, computer sciences, data processing, education, electronics, engineering, energetics, environment, geodesy, geophysics, information handling, management, mathematics, meteorology, optics, physics, remote sensing, and so on, are also covered when justified. Terms in com
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"This update ... now offers about 200,000 entries designed to decode the `acronyms, contractions, and symbols' space scientists may encounter. Acronyms are drawn from astronomy, earth sciences, engineering, physics, computer science, and other related fields. Arranged alphabetically by acronym, the source includes special sections covering symbols, mathematical signs ... ." (C. A. Sproles, CHOICE, Vol. 42 (6), February, 2005)
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Series: Developments in Hydrobiology S
Number Of Pages: 1114
Published: 30th April 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 29.7 x 21.0
Weight (kg): 3.43