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Hubble: A Journey Through Space and Time First Edition Edition
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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.Read more ›
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.
This publication is for your library of Astronomy, bar none.
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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Bought as a gift and the person receiving it said its awesome! Lots of info and great pictures!Published 15 days ago by Heather
What a truly beautiful tribute to this phenomenal achievement. The photographs are dazzling and stunning!Published 5 months ago by Suzy Q
bought it as a gift and loved it so much I had to get one for ME!Published 7 months ago by Peggy Morgan
Everyone should have a copy. Wonderful plates of the Cosmos.Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer