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The Great Atlas of the Universe

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By: Professor L Benacchio

182 pages, 320 col photos

David & Charles

Hardback | Sep 2007 | #168494 | ISBN-13: 9780715326800
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From the first attempts of Galileo to the advances of new technology, the entire story of space conquest is told here.


Preface; The sky above us; Sun and moon; Earth and Moon; Earth from space; The solar system; Mars; Asteroids; Jupiter and its moons; Saturn; Uranus, Neptune and Pluto; Comets, meteors etc; Astrophysic instruments; Light and beyond; Stars; Groups of stars; Gas and dust cloud collisions; Nuclear energy; Stellar evolution; The Crab nebula and others; The final firework; The Milky Way; Galaxy shapes and colours; The study of the universe; The big bang; In search of other life forms; and much, much more; FAQ; Glossary; Useful websites; Analytical index; Picture credits.

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Leopoldo Benacchio is an astronomer at the Padua astronomic observatory, one of the oldest observatories in Europe. He is a specialist in astronomy and directs the teacher training at the University of Venice. Leopoldo lives in Itay.

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