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The Universe

Author: Byron Preiss; Andrew Fraknoi
Publisher: Toronto ; New York : Bantam Books, ©1987.
Series: Bantam spectra book.
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The chapters consist of essays by astronomers, speculations by science fiction authors, and illustrations by space artists and deep space photographers. Writers include Isaac Asimov, Gregory Benford, Ben Bova, Ray Bradbury, David Brin, William J. Kaufmann, Frederik Pohl, Allan Sandage, Robert Silverberg, Hyron Spinrad, Connie Willis, and others.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Byron Preiss; Andrew Fraknoi
ISBN: 0553052276 9780553052275
OCLC Number: 15654497
Notes: Series statement from jacket.
"A Byron Preiss book."
Description: 335 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Contents: Frontier / Byron Preiss --
The universe: an introduction / Andrew Fraknoi --
What is the universe? / Isaac Asimov --
Art and science fiction; unbuilt cities/unrealized dreams / Ray Bradbury --
Our galaxy / Eric J. Chaisson --
Mandikini / Gregory Benford --
Starbirth and maturity / Martin Cohen --
To touch a star / Ben Bova --
Supernovae: creative cataclysms in the galaxy / David J. Helfand --
The iron star / Robert Silverberg --
The black hole / William J. Kaufmann --
Schwarzschild radius / Connie Willis --
Galaxies and cluster / Hyron Spinrad --
Bubbles / David Brin. Quasars and active galaxies / Harding E. Smith --
For thus do I remember Carthage / Michael Bishop --
The intergalactic medium / Wallace Tucker --
The man who was a cosmic string / Rudy Rucker --
Cosmology: the quest to understand the creation and expansion of the universe / Allan Sandage --
Requiem for a universe / Poul Anderson --
The new physics and the universe / James Trefil --
All the hues of hell / Gene Wolfe --
Who will speak for Earth? an essay on extraterrestrial intelligence and contact / Donald Goldsmith --
The dark shadow / Frederik Pohl.
Series Title: Bantam spectra book.
Responsibility: Byron Preiss, editor ; Andrew Fraknoi, scientific editor.

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The chapters consist of essays by astronomers, speculations by science fiction authors, and illustrations by space artists and deep space photographers. Writers include Isaac Asimov, Gregory Benford, Ben Bova, Ray Bradbury, David Brin, William J. Kaufmann, Frederik Pohl, Allan Sandage, Robert Silverberg, Hyron Spinrad, Connie Willis, and others.

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