Cosmos : the infographic book of space / Stuart Lowe and Chris North.
Contributor(s): North, Chris [author.].Material type: BookPublisher: London Aurum Press, 2015Copyright date: ©2015Description: 223 pages : colour illustrations ; 25 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781781314500 (hardback); 1781314500 (hardback).Subject(s): Cosmology | Astronomy | Solar systemDDC classification: 520
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
Life. The Universe. Everything. The human race has always revealed an insatiable hunger to search "to infinity and beyond". In this truly mind-blowing book, partners in science Stuart Lowe and Chris North use cutting edge infographics to illuminate - in a new and unique way - the most amazing places and objects that modern science has laid bare. Featuring innovative, inspirational and original designs by leading authors in their field, COSMOS: THE INFOGRAPHIC BOOK OF SPACE delves into a truly international subject and will appeal to stargazers and space enthusiasts of all ages.
Including the Big Bang itself, COSMOS: THE INFOGRAPHIC BOOK OF SPACE:
Explores the secret lives of galaxies and stars
Examines the thousand new planets now discovered beyond the Solar System, checking out their viability for alien life
Chronicles the incredible instruments and machines that are discovering the hidden secrets of the Universe, from 'telescopes' atop the highest mountains to robotic explorers on distant worlds...
Investigates the astounding technology used by human and robotic explorers as they push out beyond the Moon to Mars - and on towards the stars...
Includes bibliographic references.
Introduction -- One / Space exploration -- Two / Solar system -- Three / Telescopes -- Four / The sun -- Five / Stars -- Six / Galaxies -- Seven / Cosnology -- Eight / Other worlds -- Nine / Miscellaneous.
Starting with the Big Bang itself, we explore the secret lives of galaxies and stars, and examine the thousand new planets now discovered beyond the Solar System - checking out their viability for alien life. And we chronicle the incredible instruments and machines are that are discovering the hidden secrets of the Universe, from 'telescopes' deep under the Antarctic ice to robotic explorers on distant worlds. And we investigate the astounding technology used by human astronauts as they push out beyond the Moon to Mars - and on towards the stars .
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