Firefly Atlas of the Universe

Firefly Atlas of the Universe

by Patrick Moore
     
 

A comprehensive up-to-date encyclopedia on astronomy and space exploration featuring information on its history, the latest information on our solar system, star motion and life cycles, galaxies, as well as observing and star maps.
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A comprehensive up-to-date encyclopedia on astronomy and space exploration featuring information on its history, the latest information on our solar system, star motion and life cycles, galaxies, as well as observing and star maps.

Editorial Reviews

Winnipeg Free Press - Erin De Booy
This beautifully developed atlas, with its breathtaking pictures and eye-appealing page layouts, includes everything you ever wanted to know about the universe.
American Reference Books Annual, Volume 35 - Denise Garofalo
Straightforward, but not simplistic, explanations of a wide variety of astronomical objects, including maps and guides to constellations and charts of every mapped body in the solar system.
Booklist / RBB
Each of the two-page overviews packs a great deal of textual and graphical information into its compact format... current accurate, and detailed information on the universe... Highly recommended for most public and academic libraries.
Science News
Moore is particularly adept at presenting the latest advances with clarity... Novice and more-advance amateur astronomers will come away intrigued by and better informed about the night sky.
Knight Ridder Newspapers - Charles Matthews
Illustrated with stunning images.
London Free Press - Jonathan Sher
Our current state of knowledge and uncertainty is captured beautifully in The Firefly Atlas of the Universe... an invaluable and enjoyable tool.
SkyNew - Terence Dickinson
A beautiful, up-to-date oversized volume that is the equivalent of a small astronomy library... a superb visual reference and a fine gift.
Choice - C.S. Dunham
Presents the universe in straightforward fashion, making it easy to find objects in the sky and learn more about them... Recommended. General readers; undergraduates.
The Science Teacher - Rebecca Bell
A superb reference text for all aspects of astronomy... A treasure trove of detailed star maps and unique topographical maps.... personable and accessible.
Halifax Chronicle-Herald - Jodi Delong
Gorgeous new, comprehensive guide... gloriously illustrated... Moore's writing is engaging, and he explains concepts clearly, as well as punctuating the text with intriguing bits of trivia.
Lunar and Planetary Information Bulletin
An encyclopedic examination of the stars, planets, and universe with the latest, most comprehensive information currently available.
Globe and Mail
Impressively organized book covers everything... luminous photographs.
Mercury
A beautiful and informative portrait of the cosmos with superb star maps.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781552978191
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
09/06/2003
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 12.00(h) x 1.25(d)

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