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Hubble: Window on the Universe Hardcover – September 30, 2010


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc (September 30, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184916486X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849164863
  • Product Dimensions: 12.1 x 14.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,883,458 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Giles Sparrow studied Astronomy at University College London and Science Communication at Imperial College before embarking on a career in publishing. He has contributed to numerous popular science books and is the author of The Universe and How To See It, Cosmos, The Stargazer's Handbook and Mars to name a few.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Donald E. Fulton on February 21, 2011
Format: Hardcover
This is a huge book, the biggest I have ever seen. I thought I was buying a Hubble picture book (for a bargain price), but as I dip into it I am pleasantly surprised. It's not a quicky Hubble book, but a well laid out, well written book combining beautiful Hubble images with information about the images and the Hubble telescope. It's not 100% Hubble images. In some cases Hubble images have been combined with those of the (infrared) Spitzer Space Telescope and the Chandra X-ray Observatory to give a very wide spectrum image. In the planetary section Hubble images are supplemented with close up images from various space probes.

The text by Giles Sparrow is extensive and informed, both astronomically and about the telescope. Attention to detail is shown by a little code next to the Hubble images indicating which version of the telescope took the image. The telescope has been rebuilt in space five times over its long lifetime.

Most of the images in this very large book (many covering two pages) are nicely printed and breathtaking.
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Gorgeous book! I bg ught this second hand i believe for 6 bucks. Well it looks brand new. The information and images are AMAZING!! If you are a buff like i am about physics, quantum theory, and the cosmos this is great for your collection and you are recycling=0 Great packaging to protect the book. Fast service! Thanks for the treasure!

Jess Roselle/Rock the Shots
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