Universe for the Beginner

Universe for the Beginner

by Patrick Moore
     
 

Have you ever asked yourself, How big is space? or wondered, Does space have a boundary? Is so, you are not alone. Although we have learned a great deal about outer space in the past few years, the universe is so large that we do not understand everything about it. Astronomers can now see farther into space than ever before by using the Hubble Space Telescope and…  See more details below

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Have you ever asked yourself, How big is space? or wondered, Does space have a boundary? Is so, you are not alone. Although we have learned a great deal about outer space in the past few years, the universe is so large that we do not understand everything about it. Astronomers can now see farther into space than ever before by using the Hubble Space Telescope and telescopes in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres and astounding discoveries are being made every year. In his familiar manner, astronomer Patrick Moore introduces us to the marvels of the cosmos. He describes all kinds of strange stars, with names such as white dwarfs and red giants. There is a chapter on black holes that explains how they form and where astronomers find them. This book will take you on a fantastic journey in time, back to the start of the universe and to the far future. You will learn about the Big Bang and the Big Crunch, and find out why and where astronomers are searching for missing matter. Many color photographs taken with giant telescopes as well as superb artist's drawings complement the text. These books will delight all those from junior high school to adulthood who are fascinated by the universe that surrounds us. Astronomer Patrick Moore has worked for many years as a BBC broadcaster and is equally well known as a popular science writer. He is the author of many books including, Exploring the Night Sky with Binoculars (1989), and The Story of the Earth (1985 with Peter Cattermole).

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521418348
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1992
Pages:
45
Product dimensions:
7.64(w) x 10.05(h) x 0.44(d)
Age Range:
12 - 14 Years

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