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Title:
The universe revealed
Author:
Spence, Pam.
Publication Information:
London, England : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Physical Description:
192 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780521642392
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Book

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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.


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Library Journal Review

The illustrations alone make this exploration into our universe a worthwhile purchase. The collaborative writings of leading cosmologists and astronomers (from institutions including MIT, the University of Illinois, and the British Astronomical Association) add to the value of this nontechnical, easy-to-read guide. Sections on the solar system, cosmology, and observational techniques cover everything from global warming to the size of the universe. Informative facts and figures are provided in side entries, and innovative cross-indexing eases usage and leads the reader to related topics. A must-see! Highly recommended for all public libraries.√ĄTrisha Stevenson, Payson Lib., Pepperdine Univ., Malibu, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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