300 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations
The Hubble Space Telescope. No other telescope combines instant name recognition with the production of consistently spectacular images. Yet few people outside the astronomy community realize that Hubble is now at the apex of its imaging capabilities. A collection of stunningly detailed pictures, made possible by the new Wide Field Camera 3, has yet to be incorporated into a popular-level book. Until now. Hubble's Universe will be the premier venue for the Hubble Telescope's most recent visual splendors.
Bestselling astronomy writer Terence Dickinson showcases extraordinary late-breaking pictures, many of which have yet to receive wide distribution as news stories or in publications outside scienti!c papers, and presents a breathtaking portfolio drawn from an archive of over 500 000 existing Hubble images. The accompanying text balances accuracy with accessibility, Dickinson's hallmark. And thanks to the author's familiarity with Hubble's history and discoveries and his access to top Hubble scientists for insight and accuracy, the text includes facts and tidbits not found in any other book. Combined with hundreds of brilliant images, the clear, succinct and illuminating narrative brings to life the fascinating forces at work in the universe.
Reviews of the first edition:
"Superbly well-produced. Any engagement with this 'cosmic portfolio,' from picture gazing to deep reading, is grandly rewarded."
"The book's precise descriptions and captions brilliantly complement the nearly 300 full-color Hubble images [...] this is an amazing book [...] Outstanding."
– Library Journal
"A treasure map to the majesty of our universe."
– Publishers Weekly
"A reminder that the finest telescope in space might also be the greatest camera ever created."
– Wall Street Journal
Chapter 1: HUBBLE'S UNIVERSE
Chapter 2: HUBBLE'S TOP SCIENCE ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Chapter 3: THE MESSAGE OF STARLIGHT
Chapter 4: CRUCIBLES OF CREATION
Chapter 5: STARRY TAPESTRY
Chapter 6: BLAZE OF GLORY
Chapter 7: HUBBLE'S INVISIBLE UNIVERSE
Chapter 8: EMPIRES OF STARS
Chapter 9: NEIGHBOR WORLDS: THE PLANETS
Chapter 10: HUBBLE'S STRANGE UNIVERSE
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