"This is a great guide to the night sky at a great price"Astronomy Now "A handy and straightforward guide ... attractive little booklet" British Astronomical Association's 'Journal' "an ideal Christmas stocking-filler" The Observatory
Helps you discover the world of astronomy, from moons and stars to planets and galaxies. This title offers an introduction to children learning about how we have viewed the stars and planets through the ages and how this science is continued today.
Contains ten comprehensive chapters that place readers on astronomical ground. This title covers information that range from the layers of the Earth's atmosphere and how they affect what we see; to the objects in our solar system - the Sun, Moon, and planets; to more distant objects - the stars, constellations, meteors, and comets.
Since the 1960s, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration has been sending unmanned satellites to explore the planets, moons and sun. These probes have amassed a visual record of other worlds. This book presents these photographs. It includes essays that explain the story behind these photographs.
A landmark in popular science publishing, Cosmos is a majestic, giant format, account of the ultimate journey - a 13.7-billion-light-year- (or 130-billion-trillion kilometre-) voyage from our home planet to the edge of the universe and the beginning of time. Illustrated with 450 images of staggering beauty
Tells the story of the birth and life of the cosmos. This book allows readers to see the mysterious objects and phenomena that inhabit the far reaches of the cosmos and the earliest times of existence.
In a startling reinterpretation of the evidence, Stillman Drake advances the hypothesis that Galileo's trial and condemnation by the Inquisition was caused not by his defiance of the Church, but by the hostility of contemporary philosophers.
With over 150 photographs that author took on board the international space station, many of which have not been seen before, this collection showcases the beauty of earth from above, and is the perfect visual time capsule of author's remarkable trip, which captured the imaginations of millions of children and adults across the world.