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The Universe

4.41  ·  Rating details ·  27 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Huge landscape format books filled with stunning photography which make great gifts for the general reader and fascinating reading for the enthusiast.
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published November 1st 2006 by Compendium Books (first published January 1st 2006)
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Paul Bryant
Dec 28, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: cynics
Shelves: science
UNIVERSE IS MOSTLY FAKE, SAY SCIENTISTS

Scientists at the Cern headquarters in Geneva made a shock announcement today which is sure to have profound implications for all human life. They have discovered that most of the known universe is fake. Using their uniquely powerful large Hadron collider they have found that most of the sub-atomic particles which make up the fabric of existence were made in China. In a co-ordinated development, the authorities in three Chinese cities , Chongqing, Guangzhou
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Elizabeth S
Pictures get 5 stars
Text gets 4 stars
General organization gets 2 stars
Details and editing get 0 stars
OVERALL AVERAGE is 3 stars

What a hard review to write. On the positive side, the photos and images were breathtaking. Much of the text was quite fascinating. The first 70ish pages covered a general history of astronomy, which I thought was quite well done. The rest of the book consists almost exclusively of fantastic images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, with accompanying captions.

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Natalie Pietro
Aug 14, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: outer-space, own, re-read
This huge over sized book does not fit at all in my bookcases but who cares. It's so original and colorful. I love this book for the outstanding photos of outer space. The huge size helps really get you up close and personal with each star, planet, and astroid. Wonderful book even though it has to lay flat under my book case.
Bridget
This is on the hardcover shelf.
Calvin Johnson
Mar 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful coffee table book
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