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The universe explained : a cosmic Q&A

Author: Heather Couper; Nigel Henbest
Publisher: Buffalo, New York ; Richmond Hill, Ontario : Firefly Books, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Universe Explained gives scientific answers to 185 of the most popular questions about astronomy in a lightly humorous question-and-answer format. The Universe Explained answers questions about space travel; telescopes; the solar system; comets, asteroids and meteors; stars; black holes; the Milky Way and other galaxies; the Big Bang and space and time. As well, the possibility of life beyond our planet is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Trivia and miscellanea
Popular works
Miscellanea
Ouvrages de vulgarisation
Miscellanées
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Heather Couper; Nigel Henbest
ISBN: 9780228100829 0228100828
OCLC Number: 1029883639
Notes: "A Firefly book"--Title page verso.
Includes index.
Description: 288 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Sky sights --
Myths and legends --
Space travel --
Telescopes --
The moon --
The sun --
Planets --
Comets, asteroids and meteorites --
Stars --
Black holes --
The Milky Way and other galaxies --
The Big Bang --
Time and space --
Alien life.
Other Titles: Cosmic Q and A
Responsibility: Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest.

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Two of Britain's popular astronomers answer all the questions people ask about space travel, telescopes, the solar system, comets and meteors, stars, black holes, the big bang, space and time.  Read more...

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A visual feast ... The book is bang up to date with recent developments too. There is some cutting-edge astronomy in here ... The format also makes the book great for dipping in and out of.-- Read more...

 
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