226 Seiten, Gebunden, Format (B × H): 244 mm x 284 mm, Gewicht: 1238 g
Petersen / Brandt Visions of the CosmosThis spectacularly illustrated book is a comprehensive exploration of astronomy through the eyes of the world's observatories and spacecraft missions. Featuring the latest and most stunning images, it provides a magnificent portrayal of the beauty of the cosmos. The accompanying text is an accessible guide to the science behind the wonders, with clear explanations of all the major themes in astronomy. An essential guide to understanding and appreciating the Universe, Visions of the Cosmos builds on the success of the authors' previous book, Hubble Vision, which became an international best-seller and won world-wide acclaim.
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Introduction; 1. Eyes in the sky; 2. Telescopes: multi-frequency time machines; 3. Planets on a pixel; 4. The lives of stars; 5. Galaxies - tales of stellar cities; 6. The once and future universe; 7. Stargazing - the next generation; Glossary.