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Philip's Atlas of the Universe [Hardcover]

CBE,DSc,FRAS,Sir Patrick Moore
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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1 Sep 2003
Fully revised and updated, this atlas provides an informative guide to the cosmos. Written by one of Britain's best-known astronomers, it contains a wealth of photographs from ground-based telescopes and the Hubble Space Telescope, as well as images from nearly four decades of robotic exploration of the planets. Tables of data and 22 star maps accompany information on the stars, solar system and the universe. Practical advice for beginners and more advanced astronomers, including how to choose a telescope, is also included.


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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Philip's; 6Rev Ed edition (1 Sep 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0540082422
  • ISBN-13: 978-0540082421
  • Product Dimensions: 29.2 x 23.8 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,569,970 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Sir Patrick Moore is the world's best-known living astronomer. He has presented the BBC's 'Sky at Night' programme since 1957 and written over 60 books. Recognised by the scientific community as one of the greatest authorities in the field, he was awarded the OBE in 1968. In 2001 he received a Knighthood, won a BAFTA for his services to television and became a member of the celebrated Royal Society. He lives in Selsey, Sussex.

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'The best introduction to astronomy' Journal of the British Astronomical Association. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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Philip's Atlas of the Universe is the definitive reference to the stars, the planets, and the universe. This fully updated second edition contains hundreds of photos from ground-based telescopes and the Hubble Space Telescope, along with the best images from four decades of robotic exploration of the planets. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Clear, informative and beautiful 7 Jan 2008
Format:Hardcover
I'm not that keen on Patrick Moore as a presenter but this book is a marvel of clarity and concise information. The diagrams and sky maps are wonderfully informative and comprehensive. I'm one of those geeky people who appreciate all the minor but fascinating stuff, like the diagram which shows the orbits of transneptunian objects such as Sedna.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Work of Art 8 July 2006
By ash17
Format:Hardcover
Superb and comprehensive review of astronomy for the beginner and experienced enthusiast alike. Written in Patrick's inimitable and accurate way with great enthusiasm for every little detail about the planets and constellations. No errors I could notice either.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, comprehensive book 7 April 2011
By Miss S
Format:Hardcover
As someone who is interested in learning more about the Univserse, I picked this book up and haven't put it down since. It includes information on the Universe which anyone can understand, as well as real pictures and maps of the sky which can be used to find stars, planets and galaxies. A brilliant book which I highly recommend.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Philip's Atlas of the Universe 6 Mar 2012
By Amazon Customer VINE VOICE
Format:Hardcover
I help to run an astronomical observatory and the one question I always hear on public open nights relates to where they can find a 'one-stop-shop' of astronomy. A book that will tell them everything they want to know. Anyone into astronomy will tell you that the subject is so huge it is impossible to find a book like that. The Philip's Atlas of the Universe is, however, a good attempt at such a book. I bought one when I started out in astronomy many years ago and I still refer to it on occasions today. The language is kept simple throughout so that anyone can follow it. It covers everything you will need to know at the beginners level and it includes much of the breadth of astronomical interest. I cannot think of a better book to buy when you are just starting out.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Informative 22 Aug 1999
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
I am pleased with the up to date information available in Atlas of the Universe. I bought the book as a research tool and found it very resourceful. If you are interested in the study of the planets and known cosmos or have a child interested in the same, this is a reasonable purchase.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Introduction to the Universe 25 Oct 2013
By elehn
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I have recently done a little community college astronomy course, just for fun, and this book is an excellent companion.
It's a great introduction into everything that I was interested in seeing in the book: the solar system, look at individual planets, constellations, start charts etc. It is easy to read but at the same time not too dumbed down, and is not aimed at children. There is a lot of choice out there when it comes to books about the universe, but I certainly enjoyed this one. Great price as well.
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4.0 out of 5 stars new to me. 31 Aug 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Sorry, bought as a gift which seemed to be well received but do not know how useful it has been.
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5.0 out of 5 stars invaluable 14 Mar 2013
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rating chosen because deserved it ,would recommend especially for beginers,colour plates stunning,even to someone who knows nothing about the universe it makes you want to find out much more
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