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- DescriptionThis edition contains many new features, from explanations of dark matter and neutris to techniques of digital observing and photography. As well as giving an informative portrait of each element of the cosmos, the book provides superb star maps and sound advice on practical observing, making it an ideal choice for newcomers to astromy.Sir Patrick's narrative is supremely clear, absorbing and entertaining, as he recounts the history of space exploration, describes the Solar System, stars and galaxies, and explains the latest theories on the origins of the Universe. The book is illustrated with hundreds of maps and diagrams, plus Sir Patrick's own selection of the best photographs from ground-based telescopes and the Hubble Space Telescope, along with spectacular images from nearly four decades of robotic exploration of the planets.Highlights of this new edition include an explanation of the extraordinary concepts that have shaken our picture of the Universe - dark matter and dark energy, as well as new strands of science that have emerged in recent years such as astrobiology and neutri astromy.An expanded practical section reflects the new era in amateur astromy - affordable high-quality cameras and telescopes, computer control and image-processing have made astromy accessible to millions of new enthusiasts.
- Author BiographySir Patrick Moore has been popularizing astronomy for 50 years and has written more than 60 books on the subject. He is the presenter of the world's longest running television series, The Sky At Night, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2007, and has been commemorated with a set of Royal Mail stamps. In 1967 he was awarded the OBE for his services to astronomy, followed in 1988 by the CBE; in 2000 he was awarded a BAFTA, then, in 2001, he received a knighthood and was made a Fellow of the Royal Society.
- PublisherOctopus Publishing Group
- Date of Publication14/12/2007
- SubjectPopular Science
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Out-of-print date08/11/2016
- Content NoteIllustrations (chiefly col.)
- Weight1820 g
- Width236 mm
- Height310 mm
- Spine29 mm
- Format DetailsCloth over boards,With dust jacket
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