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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
Format :
Book

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Central Library QB43.2 .A88 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
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Summary

The Universe Revealed gives you the background for understanding the latest breakthroughs in our discovery of the planets, galaxies and the universe. The emphasis is on clear, straightforward and visual explanations of concepts and theories that often seem bewildering. Join leading scientists and science writers, the people who have helped to shape current knowledge and thinking, and explore the universe beginning with our sun and Solar System reaching out into deepest space. How was our Solar System formed? What do we know about our nearest planetary neighbours in space? What is the current thinking on the size of the universe? What is the future of universe? A unique, color-coded cross-referencing system takes you from one topic to another to reveal the many connections. Key facts are easy to locate. Spectacular illustrations, many from recent space missions, leap off every page.


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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

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