Collins Gem - The Universe

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9780007101436: Collins Gem - The Universe

This guide looks at all the key features of the universe, from the Big Bang to the planets, explaining what we know about the universe.

Collins Gem The Universe begins with an introduction to our understanding about how the universe works. There then follow sections on major aspects of the universe, all heavily illustrated and supported by a range of fact boxes. The topics covered are:

The creation of the universe
The solar system
The planets
The Moon
The Sun
The Stars
Asteroids, meteors and comets
Galaxies

The book concludes with speculation on the future of the universe.

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Review:

"This book is particularly notable for its impressive array of full-color photographs and illustrations, which, along with the text by a distinguished panel of contributors, render it a solid bet for astronomers professional and amateur." Publishers Weekly

"The illustrations alone make this exploration into our universe a worthwhile purchase. The collaborative writings of leading cosmologists and astronomers...add to the value of this non-technical, easy-to-read guide....A must see!" Library Journal

"Elegantly written and abundantly illustrated" Bookpage

"...up-to-date, beautifully illustrated, and a model of scientific clarity. School-age children as well as curious adults will find the book highly informative and challenging...After scanning the text and gazing at the marvelous illustrations, it would be a cold reader indeed who did not want to gaze that very evening at the night sky. This book is highly recommended for everyone who reads." Choice

Book Description:

A visual feast of the new universe, as revealed by the latest huge telescopes and space missions. Very clear descriptions are given in non-technical language. Covers every aspect of astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology. An excellent observing guide shows you how to explore the universe from your backyard.

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