Dictionary of Minor Planet Names
  • Release Date : 11 November 2013
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Genre : Science
  • Pages : 939 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9783662066157
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Download or read book entitled Dictionary of Minor Planet Names by author: Lutz D. Schmadel which was release on 11 November 2013 and published by Springer Science & Business Media with total page 939 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. In addition to its practical value for identification purposes, this collection provides a most interesting historical insight into the work of those astronomers who, over two centuries, revealed their true affinities in a rich and colourful variety of ingenious names - from heavenly goddesses to more prosaic constructions. This third, revised and enlarged edition contains the naming citations for over 95% of the named planets and thus provides a comprehensive data compilation for both astronomers and science historians.