[the Definitive Visual Guide]

Book - 2012 | Revised edition
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From the fiery mass of the Sun's core to the black hole at the center of the Milky Way, Universe takes you on the ultimate guided tour of the cosmos. Full of stunning out-of-this world images reflecting recent advances in space imagery, you'll go on a journey from our solar system all the way to the farthest limits of space.

With information on the nature of the universe, the study of cosmology, Earth's motion, modern telescopes, astrophotography, and even a comprehensive star atlas, this groundbreaking encyclopedia takes a dazzling and expansive look at the Universe and is a must-have for both students and astronomy enthusiasts.

Includes a comprehensive star atlas that covers all the constellations and planetary charts showing their positions right up to 2019, with entries on each of the 88 constellations and notable celestial objects that lie within them, and a monthly sky guide showing the night sky as it appears throughout the year.

Publisher: New York : DK Publishing, ©2012
Edition: Revised edition
ISBN: 9780756698416
Branch Call Number: 523.1 UNI 2012
Characteristics: 528 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Alternative Title: DK Smithsonian universe


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Jul 25, 2019

If you are seeking a real, honest-to-goodness education regarding the universe - This first-rate volume takes you on a truly spectacular visual exploration of every known type of feature and phenomenon in the cosmos.

The easy-to-comprehend text in this book carefully explains the mighty forces and mysterious processes that underpin the cosmos, from quasars to comets, supernovae to string theory.

The impressive illustrations include photography from the latest space telescopes and digital artworks, and star charts that provide a clear reference to the planets, stars and other heavenly bodies that can be seen from our Earth.

Jul 17, 2019

Without question - Astronomy and Cosmology are definitely regarded as being the most dynamic and intriguing areas of modern-day scientific research throughout the world.

From the nature of light, to black holes, to the search for extraterrestrial life, to our own solar system, and to so much more beyond the sun - "Universe" is impressively presented (through text and illustrations) in a way to help one better comprehend the continuing process of the science of astronomy in easy-to-understand terms.

Intelligently compiled by British astronomer, Martin Rees (through the Smithsonian Institute) - "Universe" is absolutely loaded with fascinating information that is, literally, out-of-this-world and waiting to be discovered by the curios-minded reader.

7Liberty7 Jun 05, 2013

The stunning and amazing details and pictures make this book a definite must-have for the amateur and professional alike. So much to learn, so little time!

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