Astroquizzical: A Curious Journey Through Our Cosmic Family Tree

Astroquizzical: A Curious Journey Through Our Cosmic Family Tree

by Jillian Scudder


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781785783340
Publisher: Icon Books, Ltd. UK
Publication date: 06/12/2018
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 1,207,652
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Jillian Scudder is an astrophysicist and assistant professor at Oberlin College, Ohio. She has been writing 'Astroquizzical', a blog answering space-related questions from the public, for over four years. Her writing has also been published in Forbes , Quartz , Medium , and The Conversation. This is her first book.

Table of Contents

About the author vii

Acknowledgments xi

List of illustrations xiii

List of thought experiments xvii

Timeline xix

Prologue xxi

Chapter 1 A Human Perspective 1

Chapter 2 The Moon 31

Chapter 3 The Solar System 57

Chapter 4 Stars 123

Chapter 5 Stellar Deaths 173

Chapter 6 Galaxies 221

Chapter 7 The Universe at Large 251

Index 275

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