Books  Physical Sciences  Cosmology & Astronomy 

The Great Atlas of the Universe

Popular ScienceOut of Print

By: Professor L Benacchio

182 pages, 320 col photos

David & Charles

Hardback | Sep 2007 | #168494 | ISBN-13: 9780715326800
Out of Print Details

About this book

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.

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!


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.

Bestsellers in this subject

13 Journeys Through Space and Time

NHBS Price: £12.99 $17/€15 approx

Volatiles in the Martian Crust

NHBS Price: £78.95 $105/€90 approx

Guide to the Night Sky

NHBS Price: £2.99 $4/€3 approx

The Space Book

NHBS Price: £19.99 $27/€23 approx

VAT: GB 407 4846 44
NHBS Ltd is registered in England and Wales: 1875194