The Rough Guide to the Universe (Second Edition)
The Universe by John Scalzi
Whether you’re a novice or a more experienced astronomer, The Rough Guide to The Universe is indispensable. The truth may or may not be out there, but space is the place to look, and the Rough Guide to the Universe takes it all in, from our own moon to the furthest frontiers of the known universe - and then speculates about what lies beyond. This fascinating guide is not meant to delve too deeply; instead it gives the reader the grounding needed to appreciate the night sky. Clue- up on the basics with concise information on every planet in the solar system, and practical advice on observing the planets and stars with binoculars, telescopes and the naked eye.
You’ll find the latest theories about how the universe came to exist, incisive explanations of the formation of galaxies and weird concepts such a dark matter, wormholes and superstrings. The guide also provides travel-based information on planetariums, observatories and 'deep sky' sites as well as listings of star clubs, space news sources and other Internet resources. With dozens of photographs and star charts of every constellation, The Rough Guide to the Universe is The Stargazer’s essential handbook.
What The Press Say
It’s difficult to avoid the cliché If you could only buy one book. . . when this book is the topic of conversation. Anybody with a smidge of interest in astronomy should have this book on hand, novice and expert alike, no question about it. - Palm Beach Post
Conveys a real enthusiasm for the night sky . . . Scalzi writes well and is informative. . . I found the resource section most useful. - Popular Astronomy
Author(s): John Scalzi
ISBN 13: 978 1843538004
Size: 416 pages, illustrated throughout
Edition: Second Edition
Published: UK: May 2008
US: May 2008