The first edition of Hubble's Universe displayed 300 pages of high-resolution celestial portraits selected by bestselling astronomy writer Terence Dickinson from the initial 22 years of the Hubble Space Telescope's exploration of distant galaxies. With the telescope now at the apex of its imaging capabilities, this second edition adds another chapter with more than 36 completely new images, including the first publication of a four-page fold-out of the Andromeda Galaxy, the nearest spiral galaxy to Earth, revealing more than one million individual stars.
Thanks to Dickinson's expertise 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 330 brilliant images, the clear, succinct and illuminating narrative brings to life the fascinating forces at work in the universe.
Terence Dickinson is the author of 15 astronomy books, including the international bestseller NightWatch and The Backyard Astronomer's Guide.
"The revised Hubble's Universe explores the Hubble Space Telescope and its observations from its launch in 1990 through early 2017. This large-format volume is lavishly illustrated, containing over 300 photographs – most in color – and a four-page foldout of the spiral galaxy in Andromeda [...] Recommended. All readers."
– S. P. Maran, Choice Magazine on 01/06/2018
"Beautiful images adorn this second edition, including a spectacular fold-out panorama of a part of the Andromeda Galaxy [...] The first edition was inspirational, and this second is equally so; and at a price modest by modern standards, it's a bargain."
– David Stickland, Observatory Magazine on 01/04/2018
"Marvel at the gorgeous images of far distant planets, galaxies and more. See some of Hubble's newest photographs as well as old favourites, and learn all about our universe."
– St. Catharines, Standard Newspaper on 01/11/2017
"Thanks to Dickinson's expertise with Hubble's history and discoveries and his access to top Hubble scientists for insight and accuracy, the text of Hubble's Universe includes facts and tidbits not found in any other study of this iconic space-based instrument. Combined with 330 brilliant images, the clear, succinct and illuminating narrative brings to life the fascinating forces at work in the universe, making Hubble's Universe: Greatest Discoveries and Latest Images an absolutely essential and unreservedly recommended addition to personal, professional, community, and academic library Contemporary Astronomy collections and supplemental studies reading lists."
– Midwest Book Review on 01/11/2017
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