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Firefly Atlas of the Universe
     

Firefly Atlas of the Universe

by Patrick Moore, Arnold Wolfendale (Foreword by)
 

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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,

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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

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.
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.
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:
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)

Meet the Author

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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