What's Out There: Images from Here to the Edge of the Universe

What's Out There: Images from Here to the Edge of the Universe




This breathtaking photographic tour of the universe features more than 180 exquisite, cutting-edge images. The photos, taken by the newest space explorers - highly sophisticated telescopes, probes, and satellites - are arranged in A to Z format with thorough yet compact text blocks that elucidate the phenomena in a refreshingly concise and accessible manner. From asteroids to pulsars to white dwarfs, each entry consists of bold photos and descriptive text. A data box accompanying each picture provides fascinating details about how, where, and when each shot was taken. In the back of the book are biographies of the space probes and telescopes, along with an essay on color imagery in space and a glossary.

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ISBN-13: 9781844831906
Publisher: Watkins Media
Publication date: 01/01/1999
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 9.40(w) x 11.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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What's Out There: Images from Here to the Edge of the Universe 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
villandry on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Stunning photographs and concise descriptions of the things we have discovered "out there" - Love it!Structured in alphabetical order, like a picture dictionary. Very easy to use as reference.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you do not find this book to your liking, then I have no idea what will. Filled with vivaciously brilliant photographs of asteroids, meteors, Mars, galaxies, and so on, WHAT'S OUT THERE: iMAGES FROM HERE TO THE EDGE OF THE UNIVERSE indeed takes you on a wild journey from the chair you might be sitting on right now - to the heart of a nebula, or maybe even allow you to watch the spectacular light coming from a pulsar. The text is also fantastically written as well, as they provide simply put but extremely informative and 'wonder-like' passages about the pictures of which they describe. Whatever you do - buy this book today. You simply *must must must*!!