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A Down to Earth Guide to the Cosmos [Hardcover]

Mark Thompson
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17 Jan 2013

To the beginner, the star-filled night sky can seem mysterious and unfathomable. But with this book as a guide the awesome nature of the Cosmos is brought down to Earth.

Over the course of twelve chapters Mark Thompson, one of the presenters on BBC One's Stargazing Live and the resident astronomer on ITV's The Alan Titchmarsh Show, will take you on a journey through space, tackling the key concepts of astronomy and unlocking the secrets of the sky. From the origins of our Universe to the ever evolving techniques used to explore deep space, A Down to Earth Guide to the Cosmos traces the journey of galactic discovery that has obsessed mankind for thousands of years.

Accompanying the narrative, a series of monthly sky guides focus on the astronomical highlights visible at each given time of year, with handy charts to show you exactly what to look for and how to navigate around the sky at night.

As fascinating as it is accessible, A Down to Earth Guide to the Cosmos is a must for anyone who gazes up and wishes they knew more about the final frontier...


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  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam Press (17 Jan 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0593070364
  • ISBN-13: 978-0593070369
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 15.4 x 3.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 334,663 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Mark is a wonderful promoter of Astronomy. He's tremendously knowledgeable about the geography of the night sky, guiding the experienced amateur and complete novice with equal skill and passion." (Professor Brian Cox)

"An admirably clear and concise guide to the wonders of the night sky, which will give anyone with a hankering to rise above the humdrum a toehold in the heavens. This is a book to get people started, whether keen amateurs or clueless professionals." (Marcus Chown New Scientist)

"I was captivated... a thoroughly good read. I wholeheartedly recommend A Down To Earth Guide... as an entertaining, exciting read, but also as solid reference material for any amateur astronomer." (Ian O'Neill Discovery Space)

"A fantastic book that's perfect for both those interested in the science of the stars and those looking to do some observing themselves. Wonderfully written and accessible to astronomers of all ages and levels. This brilliant book is definitely worth picking up." (All About Space)

"This book alone would be a good start for any budding Patrick Moore." (Engineering and Technology Magazine)

"Mark Thompson's book tackles what most imagine to be a very complicated topic, opening up a whole new area of our universe in the most simple and straightforward manner. The reader is given a fascinating insight into our night sky and anyone who reads it will find themselves standing outside staring into that dark and deep abyss." (We Love This Book)

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A comprehensive guide to the night sky for stargazers and amateur astronomers of all ages, from Stargazing LIVE presenter Mark Thompson

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5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this book! 23 Feb 2013
Format:Hardcover
An outstanding book filled with excellent references for both the expert and amateur alike. My children were enthralled with the photographs and it has led to many wonderful discussions of what is "out there" and excited (and late) nights viewing the skies. An absolute must!!
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Just finishing this book. Having seen Mark Thompson on Stargazing Live I was aware that he was able to explain details for even the most basic amateur and this book did not disappoint
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5.0 out of 5 stars As it says on the label! 15 Oct 2013
Format:Hardcover
I've enjoyed Mark's radio & TV appearances for some time. The only writing of his that I'd read was his twitter account! For anyone who is even vaguely interested in anything to do with astronomy -this is the book for you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A very enjoyable read 10 April 2013
Format:Hardcover
I do not normally leave reviews but felt I had to in this instance. I was bought this book as a birthday present and I can honestly say this has to be the most accessible book on Astronomy/Cosmology written to date.
You don't need have qualifications in science to understand what is being described.
It has given me a greater appreciation of the wonders and beauty of the night sky. A thoroughly brilliant book and would highly recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good 13 Feb 2013
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interesting book, would recommend it to any one who has an interest in space. Well done Mark Thompson thanks . .
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