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Hubble: The Mirror on the Universe

Art / PhotobookOut of Print

By: Robin Kerrod and Carole Stott

224 pages, 200 colour photographs

David & Charles

Paperback | Sep 2011 | Edition: 3 | #195958 | ISBN-13: 9781446301708
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About this book

In the third edition of this title, 32 additional pages are revised throughout and completely redesigned.

The Hubble Space Telescope circles Earth, free of the distortions caused by our atmosphere, revealing day by day a universe of amazing complexity, mystery and staggering beauty. This revised edition of "Hubble: The Mirror on the Universe" features 300 stunning images, including more than 80 new full-color photographs that reveal astonishing and previously unseen details of what once appeared only as gray blurs or dots on a star map. The images show, in unprecedented detail, stars being born and in their final death throes, evidence of awesome black holes and galactic collisions, and new solar systems in the making. An expert and lively commentary by two leading popular astronomy writers complements the stunning images, making this book the essential package for anyone who wants to understand how the universe looks and works.


Contents

Foreword By David S. Leckrone
Hubble: The Story So Far
Introduction

1. Stars In The Firmament
2. Stellar Death And Destruction
3. Gregarious Galaxies
4. The Expansive Universe
5. Solar Systems
6. The Heavenly Wanderers

Background Briefing...
Introducing Telescopes
The Hubble Space Telescope
Glossary
Landmarks In Astronomy
Index

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Biography

Robin Kerrod is an astronomy and space writer with a string of best-selling titles to his credit, including "The Sky at Night" and "The Star Guide". He is a Fellow both of the Royal Astronomical Society and the British Interplanetary Society. Carole Stott, former professional astronomer and head of The Royal Observatory, Greenwich, is the author of several popular space titles and is currently features writer for the UK's best-selling astronomy magazine, "Astronomy Now".

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