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2008-Mar-05, 07:00 PM
Dictionaries, as guides, ensure everyone uses words in a like manner. Specialized dictionaries allow more complete coverage for particular fields. Ian Ridpath has updated A Dictionary of Astronomy that, as the title implies, gives definitions to much of the astronomer's vernacular. It's as unexciting as any reference text but as valuable as any fine resource. [...]

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2008-Mar-05, 07:27 PM
Interesting. For the occasional Portuguese speaking member, in Brazil we are lucky to have the Dicionário Enciclopédico de Astronomia e Astronautica - ISBN: 8520906664 - (http://www.siciliano.com.br/livro.asp?tema=2&orn=LSE&Tipo=2&ID=39507) [Encyclopedic Dicitionary of Astronomy and Astronautics], by professor Ronaldo R. F. Mourão, from the National Observatory. It is a superb book, with 964 pages and 20,000 entries. I haven´t seen an English language equivalent so far.