Atlas of the Universe

Atlas of the Universe

by Patrick Moore
     
 

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Originally published as Atlas of the Universe by Rand McNally in 1994, this colorful atlas provides a tour of the universe for amateur and armchair astronomers and for precocious young adults. Topics include the Hubble Space Telescope, satellites and space probes, the solar system, eclipses of the sun, distances and movement of the stars, our galaxy, quasars,See more details below

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Originally published as Atlas of the Universe by Rand McNally in 1994, this colorful atlas provides a tour of the universe for amateur and armchair astronomers and for precocious young adults. Topics include the Hubble Space Telescope, satellites and space probes, the solar system, eclipses of the sun, distances and movement of the stars, our galaxy, quasars, the expanding universe and life in the universe. The final 75 pages include a glossary, numerous star maps, and practical information about observing the sky and choosing a telescope. Sir Patrick Moore has written more than 60 books and hosts the BBC-TV series The Sky at Night. He received a knighthood in 2001 for his services to astronomy. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
British astronomy popularizer Moore has added yet another volume to his amazingly prolific output, this time a new edition of a reference work first published in 1970 and last completely revised in 1988. At that time, Moore wrote that a full revision would be necessary "before 2000," and the time has now arrived. With such developments as great new telescopes, Mars landings, the space shuttle, Voyager 2 flybys, and missions to Halley's Comet, so much has happened in astronomy in the last decade that this new edition (published last year in Britain as Philip's Atlas of the Universe) is as welcome as it is timely. Like its predecessors, the new edition follows the pattern of a general historical overview, followed by individual sections on the solar system, the sun, the stars, the structure of the universe and our galaxy's place in it, and over 20 useful star maps, all incorporating the newest scientific data. Recommended especially for public libraries and academic libraries collecting undergraduate-level astronomical materials, although those having any of the earlier editions will appreciate the usefulness of this new work.--Donald J. Marion, Univ. of Science & Engineering Lib., Minneapolis
Booknews
An illustrated reference for the general reader. Covers recent developments in astronomy, space research, cosmology, the planets, stars, and galaxies, and offers a wealth of information for the home astronomer, with sections on equipment and techniques for observing the skies. Includes 22 detailed maps of the constellations, and maps of star positions for each season. Illustrated in color throughout, with many satellite images. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Sky and Telescope - David Tytell
Its illustrations are clear, and the text... makes for an interesting read.
Science News
Big beautiful photographs... interspersed with detailed sky maps and information-packed text... can be enjoyed by both advanced and novice stargazers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521642101
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/01/1998
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
9.42(w) x 12.33(h) x 1.16(d)

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