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The Universe and Beyond

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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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Jose Moa
Sep 29, 2015 Jose Moa rated it it was amazing
Shelves: science, astronomy
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
John Jeffcoat iii
Sep 24, 2012 John Jeffcoat iii rated it it was amazing
The magnitude of our universe is rivaled only by its beauty. The scale of what we see defies comprehension. Truly, "The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky shows His handiwork".
Lance Taylor
May 23, 2012 Lance Taylor rated it it was amazing
Astro Porn!
Jeff
Jan 16, 2015 Jeff rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Jeff by: Discovered it on my own.
Shelves: history, science, 2016

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
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Barbara
Oct 12, 2012 Barbara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brilliant. Full of colour photographs and easy-to-understand text brimming with details and explanations. Absolutely wonderful!
Leigh
Nov 27, 2011 Leigh rated it it was amazing
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Wow. An absolutely stunning book illustrating and explaining the complexities of astronomy and outer space. Gorgeous photographs and clear illustrations, and interesting text.
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Nov 09, 2012 Marilynn Shea rated it really liked it
I found it fascinating..most of it anyway,..
Adrienne
Feb 04, 2015 Adrienne rated it it was amazing
Beautifully written and visually stunning. I learned a lot from this book and I cannot wait to learn more. I'll definitely be reading more of Terence Dickinson's work in the future!
Anton
May 03, 2009 Anton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful pictures and a great write-up on everything included in the cosmos.
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Thought some of the metaphors were a bit laboured but the explanations were good and pointed me towards other resources when I wanted to know more about specifics.
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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 ...more
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