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The Universe and Beyond
Award-winning astronomy writer Terence Dickinson takes readers on a factual journey in space and time from the Earth's surface to the most remote boundaries of the universe - and beyond. This major revision of an astronomy classic features 50 new photographs and illustrations, including the latest images from the Hubble space telescope, the Galileo spacecraft and other NAS ...more
Hardcover, 168 pages
Published November 1st 1999 by Firefly Books
(first published January 1st 1986)
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This book is a very good ,very readable,modern ,popular intoduction to astronomy that touch all the themes :solar sistema,stars extrasolar planets, pulsars ,galaxies and cosmology ,wonderfully and profusely illustrated whith beautifull realistic pictures,one of the awesome pictures is the deep field Hubble telescope picture where in a patch of sky the size of the moon one can see thousand of galaxies in the limits of observable universe
Jan 16, 2015 Jeff rated it really liked it · review of another edition
Recommended to Jeff by: Discovered it on my own.
1st Read: January 19, 2016 - February 1, 2016
I always found science to be a fascinating subject in high school, particularly anything about space intrigued me. It made me ask questions and had me gazing into the night sky - even to this day - looking at the brilliance of it all. There is so much out there and I never get tired of just scanning the stars and constellations, passing jets, satellites, meteors, etc.
This book should be used in high schools across the globe for educational purpose ...more
Terence Dickinson is a prolific science writer specializing in astronomy. More than one million copies of his 14 books are in print in five languages. His best-known book, NightWatch: A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe, is widely regarded as the essential guidebook for beginning stargazers. NightWatch, first published in 1983, now has over 600,000 copies in print, making it the top-selling ...moreMore about Terence Dickinson...