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For budding astronomers and space enthusiasts this is the ultimate guide. Spectacular and state-of-the-art, this is the ultimate guide to the known universe. It is packed with dazzling images and unbelievable statistics including maps from our Solar System to the outer edges of space, constellation charts, cross-sections of asteroids and meteorites, images that capture exploding supernovas and distant galaxies. This book contains everything you need to know to navigate the night sky and to know all there is to know about the furthest reaches of the cosmos. It comes complete with a fold out poster of the universe and a CD, from which you’ll be able to print out lots of images found in the book.
Inside this remarkable guide to space, you will find everything from detailed planetary topography to the most current facts and figures about our amazing Universe. In addition to extensive maps of outer space, this atlas also includes constellation charts, diagrams and cross sections of space objects like asteroids and meteorites, the latest information on space shuttles and missions and stunning, oversize images that capture exploding supernovas and distant galaxies. Designed for the next generation of space enthusiasts, "Atlas of the Universe" contains everything you will need to navigate the night sky - and the farthest reaches of the cosmos.
|Publication date:||27th February 2009|
|Author:||Mark A. Garlick|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Space, Reference Books|
Mark Garlick on Mark Garlick: I am a freelance illustrator and author, specialising in earth sciences, technology, astronomy and space. I have a degree in astronomy from University College London (UCL), and a PhD in astrophysics from the Mullard Space Science Laboratory. After I finished my PhD, I did three years of research at Sussex University, specialising in close binary stars called cataclysmic binaries. But by the time I reached the end of my contract, it had become clear that professional astronomy was not for me, and I decided on a career change. Now, self trained in illustration, I run ...More About Mark A. Garlick
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