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Cosmos : the infographic book of space / Stuart Lowe and Chris North.

By: Lowe, Stuart [author.].
Contributor(s): North, Chris [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: 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
Contents:
Introduction -- One / Space exploration -- Two / Solar system -- Three / Telescopes -- Four / The sun -- Five / Stars -- Six / Galaxies -- Seven / Cosnology -- Eight / Other worlds -- Nine / Miscellaneous.
Summary: 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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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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Library Journal Review

The universe is virtually impossible to fathom owing to its immense size, extreme temperatures, and vast time spans. In this terrific work, astrophysicists Lowe (formerly Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network) and North (Cardiff Univ.) help to make the cosmos more comprehensible. By using infographics to present the universe in a visual manner, the authors provide an enormous amount of information on every page. Colorful and informative, the images are organized into major themes, including space exploration, the solar system, the sun, stars, and galaxies. All provide the most up-to-date knowledge, including recent discoveries such as exoplanets (more than 1,800, all discovered since 1989) and the distant objects of the Kuiper Belt. Many will leave readers awestruck, such as the infographic of Giant Stars. The sun, with a mass 330,000 times than that of the Earth, appears minute when compared with red giants such as UY Scuti and Betelgeuse. Overall, Lowe and North succeed brilliantly in showcasing the universe and in providing a better understanding of its scope and processes. VERDICT An enjoyable and informative read that will appeal to anyone with an interest in the cosmos or for those who appreciate the astonishing. © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.