Cosmos: The Infographic Book of Space
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Cosmos: The Infographic Book of Space

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In this truly mind-blowing book, we use cutting edge infographics to illuminate - in a new and unique way - the most amazing places and objects that modern science has laid bare.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 22.86mm | 975.22g
  • AURUM PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1781314500
  • 9781781314500
  • 197,749

Review quote

"incredible data-illustrations" "Astronomers Stuart Lowe and Chris North really lift off in this graphic exploration of all things space. Their depictions of year-by-year spaceflights and space junk shock through sheer numbers, while their takes on interplanetary missions, moons in the Solar System and particularly the polarization of the Milky Way EURO" like a cosmic finger-painting in palest mauve EURO" deliver the facts with aesthetic brio." "Cosmos: The Infographic Book of Space answers these questions [of space] in a stunning fashion, but to describe it as a beautiful book full of interesting facts does not do it justice. Frankly, it's a marvel and a delight, and no-one with an interest in space or science communication should be without it. ... Few, if any, popular science books make such mysteries as accessible as Cosmos does."show more

About Stuart Lowe

DR STUART LOWE has previously worked at Jodrell Bank Observatory where he helped build astronomical instruments used on radio telescopes in the UK and Poland. At the University of Manchester, he worked on the European Space Agency's Planck satellite, which was launched in 2009 to look at the echoes of the Big Bang. He co-founded the UK's longest running, regular, astronomy podcast - The Jodcast. More recently he has built web-interfaces that allow everyone, from professional astronomers to school children, to observe with the Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope network. DR CHRIS NORTH is an astrophysicist at Cardiff University. Having worked on a number of experiments and space missions, he is currently part of the Herschel Space Observatory team, looking at far-infrared light from star forming in our galaxy and across the Universe. As well as research, Chris is heavily involved in outreach engagement at Cardiff, speaking to teachers, schools, and anyone else who'll listen about space and astronomy. He has made regular appearances on BBC Sky at Night for a number of years. Chris and Stuart first met whilst working on the Planck satellite. This led to the development of the popular chromoscope.net project, which allowed people to view the Universe in a whole new light. Their partnership has included websites that enable people to track the lifecycle of stars, design their very own space telescope, and even play with the properties of the cosmos. They can often be found looking for new ways to help people understand the Universe we live in.show more

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