The story of the exploration of deep space that has taken place in the final decades of the 20th century. "Space" provides an insight into the way that astronomers work, explaining how they make the discoveries that make headlines, as well as the stories behind those headlines.
The story of the exploration of deep space that has largely taken place in the final decades of the 20th century. Space probes have now visited all of the major planets of our Solar System. However, beyond the Solar System, across the final frontier of space, astronomers are now able to explore the Universe by proxy, using evidence form light, radio waves, X-rays and other information gathered by telescopes and satellites. "Space" provides an insight into the way that astronomers work, explaining how they make the discoveries that make headlines, as well as the stories behind those headlines. John Gribbin puts deep space into perspective with the aid of specially commissioned illustrations and photographs from astronomical telescopes.
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Mention space and the outer reaches of the galaxy to people not interested in the subject and their first thought will be Star Trek. It's refreshing to report that John Gribbin's Space has dropped its hackneyed original title (Final Frontier), which gives an indication of the more science-oriented approach of this fascinating book. Gribbin has long been one of the most accessible and involving of guides to scientific subjects, but even he has never before taken part in such an ambitious endeavour. Stunning photo-graphs and images constructed utilising the latest graphic techniques are used to illustrate a fascinating space odyssey. The huge technological advances of recent years have expanded our knowledge at an amazing pace and this book - tied in to a six-part BBC TV series - vividly brings to life up-to-the-minute astronomical findings: How scientists map the universe; a star's life from birth to sun to supernova; other earths (the possibility of life elsewhere) and a cogent examination of the Big Bang theory of our expanding, accelerating universe. As a one-volume guide to a mind-bending subject, this will take some beating - and it's supplemented by three satellite books: Ian Nicholson's Stars and Supernovas, Paul Parsons' The Big Bang and John Man's Comets, Meteors and Asteroids.
Space: Our Final Frontier by John Gribbin
Indaba Mini Curio Series
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