The Universe and Beyond

The Universe and Beyond

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The Universe and Beyond is a fact-packed, up-to-date guide to the universe written by best-selling astronomy author Terence Dickinson. This new edition includes all the most recent astronomical discoveries and events and features imaginative astronomical illustrations and dramatic photography from the Hubble Space Telescope, space probes and the largest observatories on Earth. This fifth edition has been carefully revised and updated: - The section on nearby stars has been significantly expanded to include new information about the planets of other stars, emphasizing the probability that, by 2020, several Earth-like planets will be discovered orbiting stars similar to our Sun. - The controversial decision to drop Pluto from the solar system's roster of planets is fully explained. - Newly discovered black holes and galaxy collisions are discussed. - There are more than 50 new photographs of planets, moons, nebulas, galaxies and galaxy clusters. Every major aspect of modern astronomy technology is described in clear, non-mathematical language, and a special resource section lists books, associations and websites.
The Universe and Beyond addresses the most common queries from those fascinated by the mystery and majesty of the cosmos. Brimming with colour illustrations, this book is a one-stop guide to understanding the universe.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 264.16 x 266.7 x 15.24mm | 1,065.94g
  • Ontario, Canada
  • English
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised, Expanded ed.
  • Colour photos throughout
  • 1554077486
  • 9781554077489
  • 550,957

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[Review of earlier edition: ] This impressive volume provides an excellent overview of the heavens for the general reader. What sets it apart from a multitude of other books of its type is a lively, informative text and dozens of stunning photographs and illustrations. It is a delight to read and a delight for the eye.--Robert A. Seal"American Reference Book Annual" (01/01/2000) [Review of earlier edition: ] The 'beyond' subjects include cosmology, dark matter, extra-terrestrial life, UFO's, and the ultimate fate of the universe ... Lavishly illustrated with astrophotos, artworks and diagrams. [Review of earlier edition: ] [Of two books reviewed] Dickinson devotes considerably more space to (highly speculative) discussions of extraterrestrial life. His upbeat book, displaying an abundance of stunning photographs and space art, is by far the more appealing... Recommended for all libraries. [Review of earlier edition: ] Chosen as one of the "Best Books for Junior High and Young Adult 2005" by Science Books and Films. [Review of earlier edition: ] The Universe and Beyond is an excellent overview of the cosmos... Lavishly illustrated with both full-color photographs and artist's paintings, the book is comprehensive (no small feat when discussing the universe) and well organized... The explanations that help the average person comprehend the scale of the universe, combined with the wonderful illustrations, make this book a must-have for anyone interested in astronomy.--Thomas A. Lesser"Science Books and Films" (01/01/2000) [Review of earlier edition: ] The latest update... continues to provide an accessible and wonderfully illustrated tour. [Review of earlier edition: ] Astronomer Terence Dickinson presents the state of current knowledge and theory about the universe in accessible form. ... Packed with information, its photographic images augmented with explanatory graphics and artistic renderings. [Review of earlier edition: ] Terence Dickinson has produced another gem in Universe and Beyond, now in its fourth and expanded edition... Every page is full of visual impact both photographically and graphically. Each illustration is complemented with an in-depth caption.--Peggy Dominy"E-Streams" (02/01/2005) [Review of earlier edition: ] Excellent book... exceedingly well written and filled with stunning photos and illustrations, the book is one of the best I have seen so far for use by general audiences of astronomically curious readers.--Gary W. Finiol"Science Books and Films" (05/01/2005)
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About Terence Dickinson

Terence Dickinson is the award-winning author of 14 astronomy titles, including NightWatch and The Backyard Astronomer's Guide, and more than one million copies of his books are in print. He is the editor of SkyNews magazine.
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