- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Quercus (2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1847241433
- ISBN-13: 978-1847241436
- Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 10 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,541,158 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Universe a Journey From Earth to the Edge of the Cosmos Paperback – 2007
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A must have book in the collection :)
With recent scientific and technological advances (Hubble Space Telescope, WMAP) we can look where none of us will ever travel. Deep down into the history of the universe. This book gives a magnificent display of this visual journey. From our neighbor next door (the Moon) at 1.3 seconds, via the planets in the solar system (up to a few hours away), the Oort Cloud (a year away), our Galaxy (with it's center being 25 thousand years away), the Magellanic clouds (160 thousand years away), galaxies near (a few millions years) and distant (hundreds of million years), to the very edge in time: Galactic clusters, Quasars and finally the WMAP echo of the Big Bang more than 13 billion years away.
This book will make you marvel at the accomplishments of modern astronomy. Each page is a picture with a minimum amount of text: name of the object, distance from earth (in light seconds, minutes or years), and a few key facts. The pictures are magnificent. Buy this book if you want to get a perspective on mankind's place in this vast universe.
I bought the paperback. Be aware that the hardcover version can be bought for well below 10 dollar. A steal.
Great if you appreciate beauty, even better if you're into science.