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- DescriptionWe live on a small planet that revolves round an unexceptional star - the Sun - which is one of the hundred billion stars that populate our galaxy. Of the many billions of galaxies that lie within range of our most powerful telescopes, some are so remote that their light has taken more than 13 billion years to reach us. Iain Nicolson takes the reader on a journey from planet Earth to the boundaries of the observable Universe. He explains the nature of stars, planets and galaxies, what makes them shine and how they are born, evolve and eventually die. He explores the origin of the Universe as a whole and considers whether life may exist on other worlds. Copiously illustrated, this book is intended for anyone who is looking for straightforward explanations of what astromy is all about. It is also an invaluable primer for those who are considering studying the subject more formally.
- Author BiographyIain Nicolson is a writer and lecturer in the fields of astronomy and space science, and a consultant to the magazine Astronomy Now. Formerly Principal Lecturer in Astronomy at the University of Hertfordshire, he has written more than twenty books.
- Author(s)Iain Nicolson
- PublisherDunedin Academic Press
- Date of Publication25/09/2014
- SubjectPopular Science
- Series TitleIntroducing Earth and Environmental Sciences
- Place of PublicationEdinburgh
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintDunedin Academic Press
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight340 g
- Width162 mm
- Height195 mm
- Spine13 mm
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