Mercury

Authors: Mahoney, Terry

  • Lists, defines and illustrates every named object and term as related to Mercury
  • Contains an atlas comprising maps and images with coordinate grids and labels identifying features listed in the gazetteer
  • Provides British and American pronunciations for the entries based on the broad phonetic principles of both systems
  • Traces names to their languages and scripts of origin
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About this book

The purpose of this Gazetteer and Atlas of Astronomy (GAA) is to list, define and illustrate, for the first time, every named (as opposed to merely catalogued) object in the sky within a single reference work for use by the general reader, writers and editors dealing with astronomical themes, and those astronomers concerned with any aspect of astronomical nomenclature. Each part of the GAA will contain: • An introduction to the nomenclature of the body or group of bodies in question • A glossary of terminology used • A gazetteer listing in strict alphanumerical sequence essential information defining the body or feature concerned • An alphanumerically arranged classified index of all the headwords in the gazetteer • An atlas comprising maps and images with coordinate grids and labels identifying features listed in the gazetteer • Appendix material on the IAU nomenclature system and the transcription systems used for non-roman alphabets

About the authors

Terry Mahoney is an astronomer at the IAC’s Scientific Editorial Service, where he works as a scientific editor revising and formatting research articles for the astronomical press. He is Astronomy Adviser to the Oxford English Dictionary and a member of the editorial staff of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series. His main research is in galactic structure, but he has a keen interest in the history of astronomy, chairing the IAU Johannes Kepler Working Group and co-chairing the International Year of Astronomy 2009 Kepler Task Group. He is a member of the Astronomy Communication Journal Working Group and a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society.

Reviews

From the book reviews:

“This book provides a great deal of information about the surface features of the planet. … Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates and above; general readers.” (J. R. Kraus, Choice, Vol. 52 (2), October, 2014)

“Mercury begins with information as to how to use the Gazetteer, explaining the way in which entries have been made, and a guide to pronunciation. … this new Gazetteer of Mercury is very comprehensive and represents a really excellent publication. I strongly recommend it.” (Richard McKim, The Observatory, Vol. 134 (1242), October, 2014)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mercury
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-7951-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-7951-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-7207-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-5042-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXV, 328
Number of Illustrations and Tables
36 b/w illustrations, 108 illustrations in colour
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