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Universe: The Definitive Visual Guide Hardcover – 18 August 2020
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Marvel at the wonders of the Universe, from stars and planets to black holes and nebulae, in this exploration of our Solar System and beyond.
Universe opens with a look at astronomy and the history of the Universe, using 3D artworks to provide a comprehensive grounding in the fundamental concepts of astronomy, including the basic techniques of practical astronomy.
The core of the book is a tour of the cosmos covering the Solar System, the Milky Way, and galaxies beyond our own. Explanatory pages introduce different celestial phenomena, such as galaxies, and are followed by catalogues that profile the most interesting and important examples.
A comprehensive star atlas completes the picture, with entries on each of the 88 constellations and a monthly sky guide showing the night sky as it appears throughout the year as viewed from both the northern and southern hemispheres.
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- Publisher : Dorling Kindersley; 1st edition (18 August 2020)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 528 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0241412749
- ISBN-13 : 978-0241412749
- Dimensions : 30.8 x 3.3 x 25.9 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 18,412 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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By Sean Fernandez on 8 January 2021
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He was over the moon with this book and we had a quick look through it, this book is over 500 pages of beauty and quality and so much information! Very detailed which my son loves about it. He obsesses slightly over black holes and the largest stars and moons/centaurs/dwarf planets etc and you will find them all in here. All info is very relevant and upto date too and there's a great section on stars and constellations and sky charts too.
I've read through many similar book but nothing quite as emmersive as this one, I'm a little jealous and may need to buy one myself!
Well the worth money and if your little stargazer is quite a forward learner don't feel you need to get the more child friendly version.
I will be picking up the ocean one next as that's another area of interest.
It's an amazing book with 500 pages packed with photos, charts of the night sky and explanations of everything you could want to know and more about the space.
Just a note on it's structure, it's broken up into 3 main sections:
1 Introduction talking about a wide variety of things ranging from the Big Bang to binocular astronomy
2 The 'contents of the universe focussing on the planets in our solar system, then the Milky Way, and then other galaxies.
3 The night sky, which lots of useful maps of the constellations you will see for each month of the year.
A great resource.
I would suggest this might not be such a good book for children (unless you're buying for a young Sheldon Cooper): It's a large, rather weighty hardback (2.725kg) and some of the concepts it explains (space-time and dark matter, for instance) are quite advanced. However, it's the sort of book a slightly older student (teens upwards?) can use for reference on a variety of science projects, as it provides TONS of physics and astronomy information, and it's the kind of book you're likely to keep for many years. It's from DK, so you know what you're getting, quality-wise.
This would make an excellent gift for anyone into space, astronomy, physics etc.