Astronomy

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Take a look through the lens and discover the beauty and science of the magnificent night
sky – and beyond!

This stunningly-illustrated space book is split into eight sections that cover every aspect
of astronomy. Learn about the history of discoveries in the field and astronomical phenomena, from the earliest human civilizations to the present day, and then take a lavish visual tour of the Solar System, complete with the most spectacular photographs of the planets.

A magnificent month-by-month guide to the night sky, with profiles of all 88 constellations, over 100 star charts covering both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, and an almanac of astronomical events over the next decade, Astronomy: A Visual Guide will help you to navigate your way around the night sky, and locate stars, galaxies, and other objects.

Soar into the pages of this spectacular space book to reveal:

– All 88 constellations with over 100 star charts and a guide to the latest space-observing equipment.
– Groundbreaking discoveries and the most awe-inspiring images of the universe.
– Written by Ian Ridpath, the editor of Norton’s Star Atlas.
– Includes a 10-year calendar of celestial events such as eclipses and comet appearances.

Also featuring no-nonsense advice on how to observe the skies using the naked eye, binoculars, and telescopes, Astronomy: A Visual Guide is the perfect guide for keen amateur astronomers, as well as a great reference book for the whole family.

ISBN: 9780241620977

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Take a tour of the Universe, from the 150km impact craters on the Moon to Jupiter’s Great Red Spot – a 400mph swirling storm that started in the 1600s. This illustrated handbook covers every aspect of astronomy. Learn about the history of discoveries in the field, from the earliest human civilisations to the present day. Discover more about astronomical phenomena, from the supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy, and what happens when a star runs out of energy, to theories about the fate of the Universe. This is a month-by-month guide to the night sky, with profiles of all 88 constellations, over 100 star charts, and an Almanac of astronomical events over the next decade, will help you to navigate your way around the night sky, and locate stars, galaxies, and other objects.

Additional information

Weight1.298 kg
Dimensions24 × 20.4 × 2.7 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

352

Language

English

Edition

Revised Edition

Dewey

520 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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