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Hubble: A Journey Through Space and Time First Edition Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0810989979
ISBN-10: 0810989972
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About the Author

Edward J. Weiler is an astrophysicist and a leading scientist at NASA. He served as Chief Scientist of the Hubble Space Telescope from 1979 until 1998. He is currently the Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate of NASA. He has published widely in scientific journals. Hubble was created by the team that has worked on Abrams’s previous NASA books: Robert Jacobs, Connie Moore, and Bertram Ulrich, with the addition of Dwayne Brown and JD Harrington, all NASA staffers.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams; First Edition edition (April 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0810989972
  • ISBN-13: 978-0810989979
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 0.8 x 12.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #305,418 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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63 of 65 people found the following review helpful By J. A. Verhoofstad on April 21, 2010
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This is the first Hubble photobook I ever bought. Probably because it's still operational snapping and capturing amazing pictures. Thus I figured it wouldn't be a wise thing to do; buying a static book while each month new and stunning images are being released. But because it's Hubble's 20th anniversary I figured I'd break the habit and buy this special NASA authorized book.

I live in Holland so it took a couple of weeks for the book to arrive, but finally here it is. First impression: a nice sleek hardcover book with absolutely high quality picture resulution and colour. There's a fine balance between the amount of photo's and text, though in essence it's a photo-book. You won't be disappointed.

Upon first reading I was really impressed by the image quality. Black is really deep-black instead of dark-grey and the resolution is just that high I felt compelled to take a magnifying glas to zoom in on all those beautiful pictures... And so I did, but I have to disappoint you: it's a book. If you want that zoom-in experience; go to the Hubble website.

Anyway, the written contribution is impressive. Edward J. Weiler was Chief scientist for the Hubble telescope from 1979 till 1998, among other functions, he now is the current associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate at NASA. Pretty impressive, but that doesn't mean you have to fear thick and tiresome bureaucratic writing. The texts are accessible yet detailed, image captions detail the scientific essence without losing it's clarity, and there are quotes from actual astronauts who were out there deploying, repairing and servicing Hubble. That's just cool.

Many pictures from the actual Hubble missions are there as well. Many of which were made before the digital camera age.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By SharlzG on April 6, 2010
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Amazing and Beautiful - it's is hard to say anything less.

I could not wait to receiv this and when I received it I couldn't put it down. Not only are the pictures incredible, but it is packed with interesting facts not only about the data it obtains, but about how it came into being, and each of the missions that have served to give it the ability to provide those amazing images.

this will become a treasured tennant of my bookshelf.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Lupa Gunt on May 30, 2010
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Short of actually going into space and seeing with your own eyes through a powerful telescope such as the Hubble, this is the next best thing.
This publication is for your library of Astronomy, bar none.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By CMOS on February 19, 2011
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Every few years I look for a new Hubble Space Telescope book to enjoy the images that come from the upgraded sensors and technology that have been added over the last 7 or 8 years. This book does not disappoint. So many breathtaking images (that really put you in your place and understand your place in the universe), and in a really well put together large format as well. Definitely recommended for cosmology / astrophotography fans, especially if you haven't purchased a Hubble product in a while.

Will be interesting to see what the first books from the James Webb Space Telescope look like, but we've got a few years so enjoy this in the meantime. This is also a good "mobile" coffee table book too because unlike most coffee table books it doesn't way 47 pounds and/or completely cover a person's lap / lower body. Very easy to pick up, hold in one hand and thumb through with the other, while still maintaining that large format detail.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Luis on October 11, 2010
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Really good contents, images and material (paper is semiglossy, so easy to read almost at any angle, no much reflection of light). I bought other 2 books about the Hubble telescope and 3 of them are complement. Very happy.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By ivana.krajacic on June 18, 2011
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The book is a "must have" for all cosmology and astrophotography lovers. I simply can't put my hands off it. The image quality is astonishing! I am very happy to have it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bab on November 1, 2010
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What can you say about this beautiful book about Hubble? It's great. Really, really, really great. Unbelievable photos with text that weaves itself throughout the volume as if you're in the milky way right from your own living room. Out of this world! Run, don't walk...actually type as fast as you can and order now from Amazon!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tall Ames on January 18, 2015
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Bought this for my space-loving friend for Christmas. She adored it, started to flip through it, and forgot we were Skyping, so I suppose that's as good a recommendation as any. I certainly can't speak to the validity of the science, but it's a hefty, sturdy book with clear pictures. I thought it was worth the money.
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