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The Stars

The Definitive Visual Guide to the Cosmos

By DK

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Format: Hardback, 256 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 29 August 2016
With a foreword by Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE, presenter of BBC 4's 'Sky at Night, The Stars is a stunning guide to the celestial wonders of our universe, capturing the beauty of the cosmos beyond our solar system. The Stars lets you explore the awe-inspiring wonders of our universe and discover the most fascinating objects known to astronomy, from glittering starbirth nebulae to supermassive black holes. Stunning 3-D graphics chart all 88 constellations from Andromeda to Virgo, forming a complete map of the night sky. With incredible new imagery from the Hubble Space Telescope, and an array of focus topics including the Milky Way, the Big Bang, and the timeline of the telescope, The Stars is the ultimate visual guide to the cosmos and a truly out-of-this-world gift for every stargazer.

About the Author

Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE is a space scientist whose passion is presenting science to a general audience. Her BBC 2 programme "Do We Really Need the Moon?" earned Maggie the talkback Thames new talent award. She went on to present"Do We Really Need Satellites?" and Channel 4's "Brave New World". She is currently Presenter of BBC 4's 'Sky at Night'. Maggie studied at Imperial College where she obtained her degree in Physics and PhD in Mechanical Engineering.

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This lavishly produced volume takes the reader on an exquisitely pictorial journey through the cosmos [...] certainly a beautiful and comprehensive guide that would grace any astronomer's library -- Steve Richards * BBC Sky at Night * There is much to admire about this book. Authored by a collection of experts and brilliantly illustrated with enticing diagrams and images, the two aspects come together to educate us on all things stars while remaining easy to follow * How It Works *

EAN: 9780241226025
ISBN: 0241226023
Publisher: DK
Dimensions: 30 x 25.7 x 2.3 centimetres (1.17 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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