3 edition of Astronomy for the developing world found in the catalog.
Astronomy for the developing world
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Statement||edited by John Hearnshaw and Peter Martinez.|
|Series||IAU symposium and colloquium proceedings series, Symposium (International Astronomical Union)|
|Contributions||Hearnshaw, J. B., Martinez, Peter, 1966-., International Astronomical Union. General Assembly.|
|LC Classifications||QB33.D48 A88 2007|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xii, 334 p. :|
|Number of Pages||334|
|LC Control Number||2008297284|
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Overview to Astronomy in the Developing World; 2. Astronomy in Latin America and the Caribbean; 3. Astronomy in Africa; 4. Astronomy in Eastern Asia and the Pacific; 5.
Astronomy in the Middle East and Central Asia; 6. Astronomy in Eastern Europe; 7. Astronomy Education in Developing Countries; 8. Promoting Astronomy in Developing Countries through the UN, IHY and COSPAR; : John Hearnshaw, Peter Martinez.
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