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Philip's Atlas of the Universe [Hardcover]

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Book Summary of Philip's Atlas of the Universe [Hardcover]

This edition contains many new features, from explanations of dark matter and neutrinos to techniques of digital observing and photography. As well as giving an informative portrait of each element of the cosmos, the book provides superb star maps and sound advice on practical observing, making it an ideal choice for newcomers to astronomy.Sir Patrick's narrative is supremely clear, absorbing and entertaining, as he recounts the history of space exploration, describes the Solar System, stars and galaxies, and explains the latest theories on the origins of the Universe. The book is illustrated with hundreds of maps and diagrams, plus Sir Patrick's own selection of the best photographs from ground-based telescopes and the Hubble Space Telescope, along with spectacular images from nearly four decades of robotic exploration of the planets.Highlights of this new edition include an explanation of the extraordinary concepts that have shaken our picture of the Universe - dark matter and dark energy, as well as new strands of science that have emerged in recent years such as astrobiology and neutrino astronomy.An expanded practical section reflects the new era in amateur astronomy - affordable high-quality cameras and telescopes, computer control and image-processing have made astronomy accessible to millions of new enthusiasts.

Details of Book: Philip's Atlas of the Universe [Hardcover] (BSID:126313)

Book Philip's Atlas of the Universe [Hardcover]
Author Patrick Moore
ISBN 0540091189
ISBN-13 9780540091188
Binding Hardcover
Publisher Philip's
Publishing Date December 2007
Number of Pages 316 pages
Language English

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Pete May 23, 2010 review from Goodreads

The sky at night and all it's environs is synonymous with the name of Patrick Moore. The editions of his Atlas of the Universe is highly indicative of this increasingly accelerating and expanding subject. No sooner has he published one edition, the advances in the science necessitate a further ed...

Witold March 20, 2010 review from Goodreads

We are just a speck of time and dust combined together by forces of subatomic energy and the gravitational forces. People are intelligent enough to undersatb the vastness, eternity and coldness of the Universe they come from and are the part of. But the whole cosmos would have been fruitless and...

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