- Author : Lutz D. Schmadel
- Release Date : 11 November 2013
- Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
- Genre : Science
- Pages : 939 pages
- ISBN 13 : 9783662066157
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.