This stunning collection of images and essays surveys the key breakthroughs that have shaped our understanding of the universe around us - from the discovery of the solar system, to Supermassive black holes and the remote depths of the cosmos. Beginning with the theories put forward for the origin of our universe - the Big Bang and its rivals - and ending with what the eventual fate of our cosmos might be, this overview of 100 landmark discoveries tells the story of how we have endeavoured to understand the place of our own planet in the wider universe.
Full Product DetailsAuthor: Giles Sparrow
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
Imprint: Quercus Publishing Plc
ISBN 10: 1780872259
Publication Date: 05 July 2012
Audience: General/trade , General
Publisher's Status: Active
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'surveys in words and breath-taking pictures the key breakthroughs that have shaped our understanding of the cosmos' Choice Magazine. 'stunning collection of images and essays' Sunday Telegraph. 'The Universe has all the beauty of a coffee table book, with every entry accompanied by gorgeous photography' BBC Focus. 'The book is commendably up to date ... this stands out [...] for its broad selection of images, practical format and affordable price' Sky at Night.
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Giles Sparrow studied astronomy at University College, London, and science communication at Imperial College, before embarking on a career in publishing. He has written and co-written a number of bestselling books on popular science and astronomy, including Cosmos and Hubble: Window on the Universe for Quercus.
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