Space Atlas, Second Edition: Mapping The Universe And Beyond

byJames TrefilForeword byBuzz Aldrin

October 23, 2018|
Space Atlas, Second Edition: Mapping The Universe And Beyond by James Trefil
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Space Atlas combines updated maps, lavish photographs, and elegant illustrations to chart the solar system, the universe, and beyond. For space enthusiasts, science lovers, and star gazers, here is the newly revised edition of National Geographic''s enduring guide to space, with a new introduction by American hero Buzz Aldrin.

In this guided tour of our planetary neighborhood, the Milky Way and other galaxies, and beyond, detailed maps and fascinating imagery from recent space missions partner with clear, authoritative scientific information. Starting with the sun and moving outward into space, acclaimed science writer and physicist James Trefil illuminates each planet, the most important moons, significant asteroids, and other objects in our solar system. Looking beyond, he explains what we know about the Milky Way and other galaxies--and how we know it, with clear explanations of the basics of astrophysics, including dark matter and gravitational waves. For this new edition, and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his moonwalk, astronaut and American hero Buzz Aldrin offers a new special section on Earth''s moon and its essential role in space exploration past and future.
JAMES TREFIL, Clarence J. Robinson Professor of Physics at George Mason University, is internationally recognized not only as a distinguished scientist but also as an expert in making complex scientific ideas understandable. He is the author of numerous magazine articles and books on science for the general public, including National G...
Title:Space Atlas, Second Edition: Mapping The Universe And Beyond
Product dimensions:352 pages, 12.2 X 9.65 X 1.2 in
Shipping dimensions:352 pages, 12.2 X 9.65 X 1.2 in
Published:October 23, 2018
Publisher:National Geographic
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781426219696

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