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.
The sights in our Solar System are dynamic reminders of our planet's position as part of a larger neighbourhood. Study the ever-changing face of the Moon, watch the steady march of the planets against the stars, witness the thrill of a meteor shower, or the memory of a once-in-a-generation comet.
The beautiful and elusive sights of aurorae are considered some of Earth's most mesmerising phenomena. Many strands of science explain their existence, but these enchanting light displays still hold some mysteries.
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.
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