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Extreme Universe (HB) By Heather Couper

Extreme Universe (HB) by Heather Couper

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Summary

This title, a TV-tie-in Channel 4 broadcast, takes the reader on a voyage to the edge of the universe in a "cosmic zoom", a newly completed 3D mapping of stars and galaxies. The book visits the most inhospitable planets in the Universe and introduces cosmic threats of ever-increasing magnitude.

Extreme Universe (HB) Summary

Extreme Universe (HB) by Heather Couper

The ultimate adrenaline trip through the Universe, to explore the most violent objects in space and time. Beginning with the many worlds recently discovered. Mysterious Universe visits the most inhospitable planets in the Universe. Some are so close to their own 'sun' that their rocks are boiling red-hot. Many follow long oval orbits so they sear in 'high summer' while their air freezes in 'mid-winter'. And most of these planets face lethal bombardment from storms of interplanetary rocks. From these barren worlds to Magnetars - collapsed stars where magnetism has gone wild. Visit one and its magnetism would rearrange the atoms in your body. But star-death is more violent still. Hypernovae are the most powerful explosions since the Big Bang itself, unleashing the unfettered gravity of a black hole. And a new discovery reveals that these black holes can spew deadly antimatter into space. Finally, Mysterious Universe takes the reader on the first definitive voyage to the edge of the Universe in a unique 'cosmic zoom': a newly completed 3D mapping of stars and galaxies. From a rogue star threatening the Earth, mysterious naked singularities and quasars, to a possible rebirth of the Universe that will wipe out all existing stars and planets, this is an awesome introduction to cosmic threats of ever-increasing magnitude.

About Heather Couper

Heather Couper is an internationally acclaimed broadcaster and writer, the President of the British Astronomical Association and Professor of Astronomy at Gresham College, London Nigel Henbest is an award-winning science popularizer, specializing in astronomy and space. His thirty books and over a thousand articles have been translated into twenty-seven languages. Together they have also written the Channel 4 title Universe which has sold over 40,000 copies.

Additional information

GOR004510854
9780752261638
0752261630
Extreme Universe (HB) by Heather Couper
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Pan Macmillan
2001-10-26
192
N/A
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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