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Space Atlas: Mapping the Universe and Beyond

Space Atlas: Mapping the Universe and Beyond
 

The revised edition combines updated maps photographs, and illustrations to chart the solar system, the universe, and beyond.

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ISBN 9781426219696
Barcode 9781426219696
Published 1 February 2019 by National Geographic Books
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Trefil, James
Foreword by Aldrin, Buzz
Availability Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781426219696
ISBN-10 1426219695
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher National Geographic Books
Imprint National Geographic Society
Publication Date 1 February 2019
International Publication Date 29 November 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Trefil, James
Foreword by Aldrin, Buzz
Category Popular Science
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 232mm
Height: 302mm
Weight 567g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Stars, Solar system, Astronomy, Galaxies
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 520.223
Catalogue Code 959627

Description of this Book

For space enthusiasts, science lovers, and star gazers, the newly revised edition of National Geographic's enduring guide to space, with a new introduction by American hero Buzz Aldrin, combines thoroughly updated maps, lavish photographs, and elegant illustrations to chart the solar system, the universe, and beyond. A guided tour of the solar system, the Milky Way galaxy, the universe, and beyond, with detailed maps and fascinating imagery from recent space missions partnered with clear, authoritative scientific information. Starting with the sun and moving outward into space, acclaimed science writer and physicist James Trefil illuminates each planet, the most important moons, significant asteroids, and other objects in our solar system. Moving beyond, he explains what we know about the Milky Way and other galaxies beyond--and how we know it. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of his moonwalk, astronaut and American hero Buzz Aldrin offers a special section on Earth's moon and its essential role in space exploration past and future.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review National Geographic's Space Atlas combines updated maps, lavish photographs, and elegant illustrations to chart the solar system, the universe, and beyond...For this new edition, and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his moonwalk, astronaut and American hero Buzz Aldrin offers a new special section on Earth's Moon and its essential role in space exploration past and future. -Leonarddavid.com
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

JAMES TREFIL, Clarence J. Robinson Professor of Physics at George Mason University, is internationally recognized not only as a distinguished scientist but also as an expert in making complex scientific ideas understandable. He is the author of numerous magazine articles and books on science for the general public, including National Geographic's The Story of Innovation. He lives in Fairfax, Virginia, with his wife.

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