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Atlas of the Universe
     

Atlas of the Universe

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by Patrick Moore
 

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Atlas of the Universe is a definitive reference to the stars, the planets and their moons, and the universe. It is richly illustrated with hundreds of recent photographs and images from ground-based telescopes, the Hubble Space Telescope, and interplanetary spacecraft. In addition to a beautiful and informative portrait of the cosmos, this book provides superb star

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Atlas of the Universe is a definitive reference to the stars, the planets and their moons, and the universe. It is richly illustrated with hundreds of recent photographs and images from ground-based telescopes, the Hubble Space Telescope, and interplanetary spacecraft. In addition to a beautiful and informative portrait of the cosmos, this book provides superb star charts with sound advice on practical observing. There are seven sections: exploring the universe, the solar system, the Sun, the stars, star maps, and practical astronomy.

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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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Sir Patrick Moore is the author of 60 books including Guide to Stars and Planets and is host of the long-running BBC-TV series, The Sky at Night.

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