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Images of the Universe

Images of the Universe (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

Edited by Stott, Carole

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Images of the Universe is a special collection of essays written to celebrate astronomy and the centenary of the British Astronomical Association. Colin Ronan opens the book with a fascinating account of the developments over the last hundred years. For the first time in history ...astronomers can detect radiation emanating from the Universe across the entire electromagnetic spectrum. Space probes have visited the planets and various missions have beamed back to Earth historically and scientifically important images, many of which appear in this book. Astronomy is a science where the amateur and the professional interact constructively. This book is a testament to this relationship. The work of amateurs is presented alongside that of the professional and in each chapter the future discoveries are anticipated. Each planet is explored and beautifully illustrated. The stars, birth place of the elements are examined. Paul Murdin, gives an account of the brightest supernova to be seen from earth since 1604. Iain Nicolson, explores G2 the single dwarf called the Sun. Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest look at the Milky Way, the hazy band of light that is the edge on view of our galaxy. Malcolm Longair looks beyond our own galaxy into the deep sky. Paul Davies gives an account of the first one second of the existence of our expanding Universe. How did it all happen? Martin Rees, the cosmologist, speculates on the origin of the Universe.
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ISBN 9780521424196
Released AU 20 Jan 1992
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780521424196
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Imprint Cambridge University Press
Released 20 Jan 1992
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) Edited by Stott, Carole
Category Astronomy, Space & Time
Number of Pages 245
Dimensions Width: 190mm
Height: 248mm
Spine: 15mm
Dewey Code 520;520
Weight 608g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Astronomy
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade