National Geographic Picture Atlas of Our Universeby Roy A. Gallant, Margaret Sedeen (Editor)
Planet by planet, star after star, Our Universe takes you on an adventure that begins before people even knew the Earth was round and ends aboard shuttles and starships. Internationally known artists lift you to space scapes as awesome as they are accurate. You'll see planetary vistas photographed by NASA's most recent flybys. This completely updated atlas brings you 343 paintings, drawings, photgraphs, and maps. You'll find an illustrated time chart of important 20th-century space events, a glossary and index, and a guide to planetariums and space museums in the United States and Canada.
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- 10.87(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.80(d)
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This book was the first book that got me seriously interested in amateur astronomy over 20 years ago. Although I was always interested in astronomy, I never did much observing or even studying of it. I was beginning the 6th grade and spotted this book in my school's library. It was like love at first sight. It's not only a great 'picture book,' but also a very informative book. And yet, it doesn't give too much information for one to handle at once, nor does it use fancy astronomy jargon. Although I don't own the book, I would love to purchase it eventually. My public library owns a copy and I still borrow it every once in a while. This book is great for both kids and adults, novices as well as experienced amateur astronomers. It not only gives plenty of info and beautiful photos and artwork of the heavens, but even gives tidbits on the various mythological figures of whom the planets are named and even takes one on an imaginary 'safari' of would-be life on other planets. 'Our Universe' has kept my interest for these 20 years and I'm sure that it would keep the interest of many other budding and experience amateurs as well.