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The Space Book: From the Beginning to the End of Time, 250 Milestones in the History of Space & Astronomy (The ... Book: 250 Milestones in the History of ...)

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We live in a truly golden age of astronomy and space exploration that may allow us to unravel some of the biggest mysteries of all: How did the Universe begin? Are there other Earth-like planets out there? Are we alone? The Space Book is a gateway into these kinds of questions—and more—for anyone interested in the worlds beyond our planet.

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Hardcover, 528 pages
Published May 7th 2013 by Sterling (first published January 1st 2013)
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Jeremy
Feb 13, 2017 Jeremy rated it really liked it
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This is simply fantastic. By the authors own admission, limiting this book to just 250 of the most significant events and discoveries is by no mean easy, but yet Jim Bell has still managed to put together a captivating book that starts from the very beginning of time. All of the content is explained well enough that your average joe (see: me) with an interest in space and astronomy can understand it, and it's often hard for some authors to toe the line with this subject matter between requiring ...more
Peter Mcloughlin
This book takes a look with over 250 entries on historically important events related to Astronomy and space exploration from the Big Bang to the end of the universe. A fun little guide for Astronomy fans and space buffs. Learned some factoids I didn't know about here and I have read a lot on astronomy. It is a coffee table book and has familiar entries on the big bang, the galaxy the solar system and planets. It has some cool things on the space program, probes and satellite telescopes and the ...more
Mizumi
Feb 20, 2014 Mizumi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mostly an introduction to various topics in astronomy, but a nice read (and very gorgeous photos and illustrations). It runs from the big bang until the possible end of the universe, noting years of milestones in between. It also attempts to bring in astronomy through the ages from other parts of the world and talk more about women's influence in astronomy. It's very marginal in both cases, unfortunately, but at least an attempt was made.
Astronomy books date pretty fast, but this book was publi
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Jessica
May 25, 2013 Jessica rated it liked it
This was a novel concept that actually worked out quite well. 250 most important moments in astronomy, from the beginning of time to the end of the universe. Each event was condensed to one page, with a lovely photo on the accompanying page. A nice book for an armchair astronomer like me!
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