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Sinopsis: A close-up look at the universe and its mysteries features chapters on the planets, the sun, the stars, nebulae, and galaxies, with a final section that brings it all home by pulling together the threads of different disciplines to create a unified whole. Reprint. 20,000 first printing. SLJ. AB.
From Booklist: Drawing on telescopes, satellites, computer imagery, and intriguing current theories, this book examines the interlinked relationships of the cosmos. Ronan, a noted astronomy writer, has written a book that explains the marvel and mystery of the universe for all ages.
Five major sections concentrate on the universe from our observatory Earth, the planets, the sun and stars, nebulae and galaxies, and how it all works. An introductory page to each section is followed by double-page spreads on specific topics. Such topics as "Clouds That Never Rain," "Mapping the Sky," and "Wormholes in Space" intrigue and lead the reader to a fresh view of the macrocosm we inhabit. Each topic is highlighted by readable, stimulating text, spectacular art and photography, colorful diagrams, informative captions, and a sidebar that leads the reader to connections with related ideas. Feature boxes that relate to science or scientists add historical or technological interest. The extensive use of analogies allows the reader to make associations with familiar items or experiences such as likening geysers on a moon of Neptune to a coffee percolator or the colors of the stars to the heated metal in a foundry.
A welcome addition to any collection for budding scientist or curious information seeker, The Universe Explained is recommended for all school or public libraries. Reading any topic in this book is like taking an excursion to an astronomy exhibition or space museum.
Título: The Universe Explained: The Earth-Dweller's ...
Año de publicación: 1996
Condición del libro: Very Good
Descripción Owlet, 1996. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Acceptable. Some shelf wear. Satisfaction 100% guaranteed. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0000910405
Descripción Owlet. Paperback. Estado de conservación: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Nº de ref. de la librería 2737232042
Descripción Owlet. Paperback. Estado de conservación: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Nº de ref. de la librería 2774755354
Descripción Owlet. Paperback. Estado de conservación: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Nº de ref. de la librería 2796374998
Descripción Henry Holt Company, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1994. Soft cover. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Trade Paperback. (1994). Square small 4to. First Edition, First Printing. Near Fine. Color pictorial wraps. 192pp with index and bibliography. Numerous color illustrations and photos. Nº de ref. de la librería 003874
Descripción Owlet, 1996. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG0805050310
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Descripción Owlet, 1996. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Nº de ref. de la librería 0805050310