The Universe: A Three Dimensional Study - Pop-up Book

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9780712607742: The Universe: A Three Dimensional Study - Pop-up Book

In the tradition of this amazing series, this unique contemporary reference book transports the reader literally out of this world.This pictorial journey through the universe shows us such startling sights as butterfly nebulae, sun plasma loops, gas pillars, young stars and whole galaxies. We see detailed images of planets' surfaces, craters and atmosphere. Images from the Cassini mission focus in on Saturn's beautiful rings and moons.Introductory text to each chapter and detailed extended captions explain both the content of the pictures and the means by which it was captured.As with preceding volumes, it is sometimes difficult to distinguish between art and nature within the pages. Keep watching the skies!

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The story of Universe is one of the great perennial science stories because it is continually modified as dramatic new discoveries are made and interpretation of the observations changes. As Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest demonstrate so well, space is becoming more complex and greater understanding is slowly being achieved. For anyone interested in astronomy these are very exciting times. And, who cannot but wonder about the "heavens", the space and stars of the Universe and whether there "is anybody else out there?"

Couper and Henbest start their excellent survey with the astronomical drama of the last decade, the story of one of the most expensive science experiments ever (costing well over a billion US dollars), the building and launch of Hubble Space Telescope in 1990.Fortunately, the endeavour was ultimately successful and ranks as one of the great technical achievements of all time. As so many of the remarkable pictures in this book show, the telescope has allowed us to look further into deep space and with greater definition than ever before.

To provide a text that can compete with such spectacular and arresting pictures can be difficult. Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest are ideally qualified to write for a general readership and combine academic qualifications with award winning science writing. The book is divided into four sections starting with the origin of the Universe followed by the stars, planets and SETI--the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence. The narrative is greatly enhanced by extensive quotes and comments, derived from interviews with the world's leading astronomers. --DouglasPalmer

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Part of an extraordinary photographic series including Above the World, Inside the Body and Weather. Informative but engrossing and beautiful, this is an undisputed reference book as well as an artistic masterpiece. Space exploration continues apace, continually extending our understanding of other worlds.

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Verlag: Century Publishing, o.J. (ca. 1995). (1995)
ISBN 10: 0712607749 ISBN 13: 9780712607742
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Buchbeschreibung Century Publishing, o.J. (ca. 1995)., 1995. Buchzustand: Sehr gut. 12 S. mit 3 D bzw. beweglichen Abb. Gebraucht, aber sehr gut erhalten. - By A.D. 2000, space probes will have explored all the planets except Pluto. People will have walked on the Moon, and perhaps even on Mars. But beyond our local backwater a Universe of stark contrast is beckoning. In this unique three-dimensional book you can experience some of it firsthand. THE UNIVERSE takes you from the awesome fury of the Big Bang to the calm of an endlessly wheeling galaxy. It revealsthe intricacies of starbirth and spotlights the traumas of star-death. It looks to the past and the future of our Universe - And it takes you on a final journey through a black hole - and into another universe? // The effect of this book is enhanced by viewing it in front of a light source. ISBN 0712607749 Wir versenden am Tag der Bestellung von Montag bis Freitag. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 600 Fadengehefteter Originalpappband. Artikel-Nr. 1005353

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