The Stars of Heaven

Paperback | April 4, 2005

byClifford A. Pickover

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Do a little armchair space travel, rub elbows with alien life forms, and stretch your mind to the furthest corners of our uncharted universe. With this astonishing guidebook, you don't have to be an astronomer to explore the mysteries of stars and their profound meaning for human existence.Clifford A. Pickover tackles a range of topics from stellar evolution to the fundamental reasons why the universe permits life to flourish. He alternates sections that explain the mysteries of the cosmos with sections that dramatize mind-expanding concepts through a fictional dialog betweenfuturistic humans and their alien peers (who embark on a journey beyond the reader's wildest imagination). This highly accessible and entertaining approach turns an intimidating subject into a scientific game open to all dreamers. Told in Pickover's inimitable blend of fascinating state-of-the-artscience and whimsical science fiction, and packed with numerous diagrams and illustrations, The Stars of Heaven unfolds a world of paradox and mystery, one that will intrigue anyone who has ever pondered the night sky with wonder.

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Do a little armchair space travel, rub elbows with alien life forms, and stretch your mind to the furthest corners of our uncharted universe. With this astonishing guidebook, you don't have to be an astronomer to explore the mysteries of stars and their profound meaning for human existence.Clifford A. Pickover tackles a range of topics...

Clifford A. Pickover is an associate editor of several journals and a prolific inventor, and his science web site, www.pickover.com, has received over a million visits. Pickover is also the author of many best-selling books on popular science topics. He lives in Yorktown Heights, New York.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 6.1 × 9.09 × 0.91 inPublished:April 4, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195171594

ISBN - 13:9780195171594

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"An ambitious overview of astronomy.... The 'stars of heaven' yield the essential secrets of existence itself, and, in so doing, are a spiritual as well as scientific resource."--Kirkus Reviews