The Universe Revealed / Edition 1

The Universe Revealed / Edition 1

by Pam Spence
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521642396

ISBN-13: 9780521642392

Pub. Date: 01/28/1998

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Universe is a bewildering place to the uninitiated. The concepts and theories that govern space seem complex and often contradictory. The Universe Revealed provides the keys to unlocking the wonders of the cosmos. Elegantly written and lavishly illustrated, it begins with the Sun and stretches through our solar system into deepest space. Lucid prose, written by

Overview

The Universe is a bewildering place to the uninitiated. The concepts and theories that govern space seem complex and often contradictory. The Universe Revealed provides the keys to unlocking the wonders of the cosmos. Elegantly written and lavishly illustrated, it begins with the Sun and stretches through our solar system into deepest space. Lucid prose, written by many of the people who have shaped our current thinking on space, and spectacular photographs make the physics of the Universe accessible and provide a solid background for understanding the most recent astronomical discoveries. Covering the most intriguing features of the cosmos, the topics discussed range from the Earth and global warming to cosmic collisions and the size of the Universe. Major sections examine the Solar System, stars, galaxies, cosmology, and the observational techniques used by astronomers, both amateur and professional. The Universe Revealed represents the collaboration of internationally renowned experts in astronomy and cosmology, with contributions from authors including David Malin, F. Duccio Macchetto, Iain Nicholson, Neil Bone, Ian Ridpath, Seth Shostak, Mike Lancaster, Steve Miller, Ken Croswell, Geoff McNamara, and Steven Young. This extraordinary blend of astronomy, astrophysics, and cosmology, will appeal to amateur and armchair astronomers alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521642392
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
9.32(w) x 11.81(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Please note the book has no chapters, only spreads Introduction; How to use this book; Basic astronomical terms; Formation of the Solar System; The Sun; Mercury; Venus; The Earth; Global warming; The Moon; Mars; Life on Mars?; Jupiter; Saturn; Uranus; Neptune; Pluto; Leftovers; Asteroids; Comets; Dust and debris; Collision course; Gravitation; Light; Other.

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