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The Rough Guide to the Universe John Scalzi

The Rough Guide to the Universe By John Scalzi

The Rough Guide to the Universe by John Scalzi


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Summary

The truth may not be out there, but space is the place to look, and this guide takes it all in, from our own moon to the furthest frontiers of the known universe. It provides travel-based information on planetariums, observatories and deep sky sites as well as a list of useful Internet resources.

The Rough Guide to the Universe Summary

The Rough Guide to the Universe by John Scalzi

The truth may not be out there, but space is the place to look, and this guide takes it all in, from our own moon to the furthest frontiers of the known universe - and then speculates what lies beyond. To explore space is also to explore time: when we look at the Andromeda galaxy what we see is light that left the galaxy two million years ago; we are literally looking back in time. This guide is not meant to delve too deeply, but instead the idea is to give the reader the grounding they will need to appreciate the sky. Travel-based information on planetariums, observatories and deep sky sites is provided, as well as a list of Internet resources.

About John Scalzi

John Scalzi is a freelance writer whose fascination with science and astronomy goes back to his childhood, and is a firm believer that people enjoy reading about science when it is presented to them as something that is fun as well as factual.

Table of Contents

The Universe: the first 15 billion years in 15 minutes; getting around the sky; here comes the sun; meet the moon; down to earth; Mercury and Venus - frantic speed, fatal beauty; Mars - the red planet; Jupiter - king of the planets; Saturn - the ringed planet; Uranus, Neptune and Pluto - the newcomers; comets, asteroids and meteors; stars and their lives; the Milky Way and other galaxies; our strange universe. Star charts: star charts and how to read them; northern hemisphere chart; southern hemisphere chart; Andromeda - Virgo.

Additional information

GOR001600355
9781858289397
1858289394
The Rough Guide to the Universe by John Scalzi
Used - Very Good
Paperback
APA Publications
20030424
416
N/A
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