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Philip's Atlas of the Universe

Popular Science

Series: Philips' Atlases

By: Patrick Moore

316 pages, Maps, diagrams, photos

Philip's

Hardback | Dec 2007 | Edition: 6 | #168008 | ISBN-13: 9780540091188
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NHBS Price: £24.99 $32/€30 approx

About this book

This edition contains many new features, from explanations of dark matter and neutrinos to techniques of digital observing and photography. As well as giving an informative portrait of each element of the cosmos, the book provides superb star maps and sound advice on practical observing, making it an ideal choice for newcomers to astronomy.

Highlights of this new edition include an explanation of the extraordinary concepts that have shaken our picture of the Universe - dark matter and dark energy, as well as new strands of science that have emerged in recent years such as astrobiology and neutrino astronomy.

An expanded practical section reflects the new era in amateur astronomy - affordable high-quality cameras and telescopes, computer control and image processing have made astronomy accessible to millions of new enthusiasts.

'The best introduction to astronomy' Journal of the British Astronomical Association.


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Biography

Sir Patrick Moore has been popularizing astronomy for 50 years and has written more than 60 books on the subject. He is the presenter of the world's longest running television series, The Sky At Night, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2007, and has been commemorated with a set of Royal Mail stamps. In 1967 he was awarded the OBE for his services to astronomy, followed in 1988 by the CBE; in 2000 he was awarded a BAFTA, then, in 2001, he received a knighthood and was made a Fellow of the Royal Society.

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