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The Friendly Guide to the Universe: A Down-to-Earth Tour of Space, Time, and the Wonders of theCosmos

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Whether you're an astronomy buff or a novice afraid to approach the wonders of the celestial spheres, this accessible, fact-crammed compendium will show you what's so friendly about the universe.
Paperback, 480 pages
Published November 1st 1995 by Penguin Books (first published 1994)
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GoldGato
Feb 01, 2015 GoldGato rated it really liked it

Then I felt like some watcher of the skies
When a new planet swims into his ken.

(Mr. Keats)

There's a passage in the section on Space Trash where author Nancy Hathaway describes the trillions of particles of space debris created by mankind thanks to all of the satellites and rockets and discarded other items we have sent outside of our own polluted planet. She details what would happen when even a sliver of a paint chip might rip through a spacesuit. It's as though humans infect everything, even w
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Ed S.
Aug 04, 2015 Ed S. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Constantemente volteamos al cielo y nos preguntamos qué hay más allá cuál es nuestro lugar en el universo? Éste libro nos lleva de la mano desde los primeros astrólogos hasta los últimos avances en astronomía, de una manera sencilla, y llena de anécdotas, historias, y datos importantes sobre la ciencia de los cielos. Lectura muy recomendada para todos aquellos amantes de las ciencias y para todos aquellos que aunque no tengan un gran entrenamiento, quieran saber sobre universo entero desde los á ...more
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