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Understanding the Universe

In clear, accessible language suitable for beginners and more experienced observers, Understanding the Universe explains the broad concepts of astronomy and introduces readers to the workings of the univ… (See Below for Full Description)
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In clear, accessible language suitable for beginners and more experienced observers, Understanding the Universe explains the broad concepts of astronomy and introduces readers to the workings of the universe, starting with the sun, Earth, and planets in the solar system. The formation and composition of the wide variety of galaxies present in the universe is discussed in detail along with other topics, such as the creation and future of the universe itself and the possibility of life existing elsewhere.

This thought-provoking introduction to the fascinating subject of astronomy is illustrated with the latest images from the Hubble Space Telescope and other world-class telescopes, both from the ground and space. Several specially commissioned artworks depict what the solar system may have looked like in the earliest stages of its formation; what planets in other solar systems might look like; and how Earth and the sun will appear in 5 billion years.

Coverage includes:
  • White dwarfs, neutron stars, black holes, and supernovas
  • Quasars and active galactic nuclei
  • Important cosmological theories, such as the big bang and inflation
  • and much more.

Additional Info

ISBN-13 978-0-8160-5228-8
ISBN-10 081605228X
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series ---
Author Raman K. Prinja and Richard Ignace
Publication Date 1/1/2003
Book's Binding Hardcover
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Specifications Full-color photographs and illustrations. Index. Glossary.
Available Formats Print

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