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  1. Cosmic Horizons: Astronomy at the Cutting Edge (American Museum of Natural History Book)
    Cosmic Horizons: Astronomy at the Cutting Edge (American Museum of Natural History Book)
    Cosmic Horizons: Astronomy at the Cutting Edge (American Museum of Natural History Book)
    Cosmic Horizons: Astronomy at the Cutting Edge (American Museum of Natural History Book)
    Cosmic Horizons: Astronomy at the Cutting Edge (American Museum of Natural History Book)
    Cosmic Horizons: Astronomy at the Cutting Edge (American Museum of Natural History Book)
    Cosmic Horizons: Astronomy at the Cutting Edge (American Museum of Natural History Book)
    Cosmic Horizons: Astronomy at the Cutting Edge (American Museum of Natural History Book)
    Cosmic Horizons: Astronomy at the Cutting Edge (American Museum of Natural History Book)
    Cosmic Horizons: Astronomy at the Cutting Edge (American Museum of Natural History Book)
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  2. Cosmic Horizons: Astronomy at the Cutting Edge (American Museum of Natural History Book)

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Cosmic Horizons illuminates the most recent discoveries of modern astrophysics with essays by leading astronomers, including NASA scientists. The book also features profiles of astronomers such as Carl Sagan and Georges Lemaître (father of the Big Bang theory), case studies that cover the controversial evidence for the possibility of life on Mars, and stunning four-color photographs throughout. Written for the general reader, Cosmic Horizons makes the complex, abstract areas of astronomy and astrophysics—from the Big Bang to black holes—accessible and comprehensible to the public. Complementing the museum’s acclaimed Frederick Phineas and Sandra Priest Rose Center exhibition, the book investigates how the universe expands to produce galaxies, stars, and planets, and, perhaps, life on other worlds. It also examines some of the emerging technologies that make these discoveries possible.

With more than eighty full-color images and a resource section that includes a bibliography and an extensive glossary, Cosmic Horizons offers a new appreciation of the complexities of time and space and a greater understanding of our fragile planet and the universe beyond.


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Country
USA
Binding
Paperback
Brand
Brand: New Press, The
EAN
9781565846029
Feature
Used Book in Good Condition
ISBN
1565846028
Label
New Press
Manufacturer
New Press
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
253
PublicationDate
2001-05-01
Publisher
New Press
Studio
New Press
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

This is a wonderful summary of cosmic knowledge, as of the year of its publication, 2001. Many of the items the average reader would have wondered about, such as the size of our solar system, or our galaxy, or the comparable sizes of our planets, are spelled out in plain language. Many of the current mysteries are tackled by revealing the current theories, so that the reader can decide what one to believe. The authors, Stephen Sotor and Neal Tyson have presented the material in a most logical and instructive way. This is a jewel of a book, and it belongs in everyone's library, thanks to the Museum of Natural History.
I love Steven Soter and Neil Tyson in this book. They've spoken so well in this book

Would recommend for all avid astronomers whether it's hobby or your primary focus.
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