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The Rough Guide to the Universe: The Stargazer's Essential Handbook (Rough Guide Reference)

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Publisher Comments:

Whether youandrsquo;re a novice or a more experienced astronomer, The Rough Guide to The Universe is indispensable. The truth may or may not be out there, but space is the place to look, and the Rough Guide to the Universe takes it all in, from our own moon to the furthest frontiers of the known universe - and then speculates about what lies beyond. This fascinating guide is not meant to delve too deeply; instead it gives the reader the grounding needed to appreciate the night sky. Clue- up on the basics with concise information on every planet in the solar system, and practical advice on observing the planets and stars with binoculars, telescopes and the naked eye. Youandrsquo;ll find the latest theories about how the universe came to exist, incisive explanations of the formation of galaxies and weird concepts such a dark matter, wormholes and superstrings. The guide also provides travel-based information on planetariums, observatories and deep sky sites as well as listings of star clubs, space news sources and other Internet resources. With dozens of photographs and star charts of every constellation, The Rough Guide to the Universe is The Stargazerandrsquo;s essential handbook

Synopsis:

The truth may not be out there, but space is the place to look, and this guide takes it all in, from our own moon to the furthest frontiers of the known universe. It provides travel-based information on planetariums, observatories and "deep sky" sites as well as a list of useful Internet resources.

Synopsis:

The truth may or may not be out there, but space is the place to look, and this fascinating guide takes it all in, from our own Moon to the furthest frontiers of the known universe — and then speculates about what lies beyond. To explore space is also to explore time: when we look at the Andromeda galaxy — the nearest galaxy to our own Milky Way — what we see is light that left the galaxy two million years ago: we are literally looking back in time. The Rough Guide to The Universe is full of such nuggets, as well as being a practical resource for anyone who has ever looked in awe at the stars on a cloudless night.

About the Author

'John Scalzi is a science fiction novelist and non-fiction writer as well as the author of The Rough Guide to the Universe.'

Product Details

ISBN:
9781858289397
Subtitle:
The Stargazer's Essential Handbook
Author:
Scalzi, John
Author:
Rough Guides
Publisher:
Rough Guides Limited
Location:
London
Subject:
General
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Cosmology
Subject:
Astronomy - Universe
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Rough Guide to the Universe
Series Volume:
2001]
Publication Date:
April 2003
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
390
Dimensions:
7.84x5.28x.77 in. 1.14 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The truth may not be out there, but space is the place to look, and this guide takes it all in, from our own moon to the furthest frontiers of the known universe. It provides travel-based information on planetariums, observatories and "deep sky" sites as well as a list of useful Internet resources.
"Synopsis" by , The truth may or may not be out there, but space is the place to look, and this fascinating guide takes it all in, from our own Moon to the furthest frontiers of the known universe — and then speculates about what lies beyond. To explore space is also to explore time: when we look at the Andromeda galaxy — the nearest galaxy to our own Milky Way — what we see is light that left the galaxy two million years ago: we are literally looking back in time. The Rough Guide to The Universe is full of such nuggets, as well as being a practical resource for anyone who has ever looked in awe at the stars on a cloudless night.
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