A Visual GuideBook - 2004
Provides a survey of science's growing understanding of space, including some of the most recent photographs from observatories and sky maps and covering phenomena such as distant stars, eclipses, and black holes.
Firefly Books Ltd
An up-to-date well illustrated guide to astronomy and observing the night sky, history, celestial objects, theories of the universe, monthly star maps and more.
An introductory illustrated and comprehensive guide to observing and understanding the night sky.
This book provides a survey of science's growing understanding of space and includes details of the latest space probes. The most recent photographs from the world's finest observatories and space-based cameras capture the wonder and beauty of the universe.
Astronomy covers a wide variety of heavenly phenomenon:
- Distant stars
- Planets of the Solar System
- Comets and shooting stars
- Black holes.
Vivid cross-sections of the planets with a concise description and a chart of their relative distance from the sun provide at-a-glance information. A series of monthly sky charts point out constellations, star clusters, galaxies, nebula and more.
The sky maps use easy-to-read symbols to identify open and globular star clusters, galaxies and planetary nebula. The constellations are labeled and diagramed. Spectacular images of space phenomenon are further explained with colorful digital graphics.
Nebula, clusters, galaxies, etc. are profiled with color images and short descriptions. A pictograph tells whether binoculars or a telescope is required.
Astronomy is a fascinating and easy-to-use illustrated reference for amateur astronomers of all levels.
A PhD-level UK freelance science writer/astronomical illustrator offers a well-illustrated introductory survey of historical and current knowledge about the formation and constituents of the universe. Color illustrations include photographs from the Hubble Space Telescope and other space- and Earth-based cameras. Garlick includes timelines, profiles of space probes, month-by-month maps of the northern and southern skies, tips on selecting and using optical aids, a summary of facts, and a glossary. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
An illustrated reference for amateur astronomers provides a survey of science's growing understanding of space, including some of the most recent photographs from observatories and sky maps and covering phenomenon such as distant stars, eclipses, and black holes.