The Illustrated Timeline of the Universe: A Crash Course in Words & Pictures

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It all begins with the “Big Bang” and continues through to the recent landing on Mars. Filled with magnificent images and illustrated renditions of the universe’s most significant highlights, this natural history timeline soars through galaxies, nebulae, and solar systems, and tracks human exploration in the starry skies. Follow Earth and the other planets as they cool; the appearance of “modern humans” in Africa; and the creation of technology, from telescopes to satellites. Introductory pages help shed insight ...
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Overview

It all begins with the “Big Bang” and continues through to the recent landing on Mars. Filled with magnificent images and illustrated renditions of the universe’s most significant highlights, this natural history timeline soars through galaxies, nebulae, and solar systems, and tracks human exploration in the starry skies. Follow Earth and the other planets as they cool; the appearance of “modern humans” in Africa; and the creation of technology, from telescopes to satellites. Introductory pages help shed insight on each section, and copious sidebars answer some of the most fascinating questions about a variety of phenomena.
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Children's Literature - Anita Barnes Lowen
Begin billions of years ago with the Big Bang, then travel forward through time to learn about the events and forces that have shaped the universe. Meet the many men and women from around the world whose curiosity throughout the centuries compelled them to look for answers among the stars. As early as 28,000 B.C., prehistoric skywatchers engraved lines on animal bones to keep track of the Moon's phases. In 1054, Chinese and Native Americans witnessed a supernova in the modern constellation of Taurus; the remains of this exploding star can still be seen through today's telescopes. As modern technology unlocks more of the mysteries of the universe, "the journey of astronomy traced in the pages of this book shows no signs of slowing..." Divided into five major sections, the book begins with the creation of the universe and the solar system, with subsequent chapters taking readers through the centuries of discoveries and events in the history of astronomy. Presented in a time line format with well-captioned drawings and photos on each page as well frequent sidebars with extra details about specific topics., this is a handy reference and a thoroughly fascinating read. Reviewer: Anita Barnes Lowen
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402736056
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 12/1/2006
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments and Dedications     vi
Introduction     vii
How to Read This Book and Key     ix
Creation of the Universe     2
Creation of the Solar System     6
Mankind's Exploration of the Universe: Pre-telescopic Era     20
Mankind's Exploration of the Universe: Telescopic Era     48
Mankind's Exploration of the Universe: Space Age     84
Photo Credits     116
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2007

    Interesting facts all in one place

    This timeline series is so interesting. I hope they come out with others.

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