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The universe and beyond

Author: Terence Dickinson
Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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"The Universe and Beyond" will take you on a journey from Earth to the remotest boundaries of the universe.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Ouvrages de vulgarisation
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Terence Dickinson
ISBN: 1552979016 9781552979013 1552979377 9781552979372
OCLC Number: 55596414
Description: 180 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Chapter One: A JOURNEY THROUGH TIME AND SPACE --
Introduction --
Cosmic Dimensions --
Overview of the Universe --
Chapter Two: NEARBY WORLDS --
Origin of the Planets --
Why Mars and Venus are Different From Earth --
Exploring the Martian Surface --
Problems With the Ecosphere; Mercury --
Chapter Three: REALM OF THE GIANTS --
Jupiter the Colossus --
Life in a Hydrogen Atmosphere --
Saturn and Its Rings --
Uranus and Neptune --
Chapter Four: ICE WORLDS --
Callisto's Ice Craters --
Ganymede's Grooves --
Europa's Ocean --
Io's Volcanoes --
Titan's Glaciers --
Triton, Pluto and Comets --
The Kuiper Belt, Sedna and the Oort Cloud --
Chapter Five: COSMIC FURNACES --
Nearby Stars --
Planets of Other Stars --
Red Dwarfs, Brown Dwarfs --
Death of a Star --
Supernovas --
Black Holes --
Chapter Six: GALAXIES --
Origin of Galaxies --
Galactic Collisions --
Quasars and Giant Black Holes --
Chapter Seven: INTO THE ABYSS --
The Expanding-and Accelerating-Universe --
The Enigma of the Dark Matter and Dark Energy --
Origin of the Universe --
Cosmic Inflation --
Other Universes --
Chapter Eight: IN SEARCH OF EXTRATERRESTRIALS --
Assessing the Possibilities --
Do They Know About Us? --
What About UFOs? --
Will We Make Contact? --
Chapter Nine: HOW THE UNIVERSE WILL END --
Fire or Ice? Asimov's Last Question --
Contemplating the Cosmos --
Chapter Ten: TELESCOPES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY --
A 100-Meter Giant? --
Chapter Eleven: REFLECTIONS ON ASTRONOMICAL ILLUSTRATION.
Responsibility: Terence Dickinson ; foreword by Edward G. Gibson.

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