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The Cosmic Keyhole: How Astronomy Is Unlocking the Secrets of the Universe (Astronomers' Universe)

The Cosmic Keyhole: How Astronomy Is Unlocking the Secrets of the Universe (Astronomers' Universe) [Kindle Edition]

Will Gater

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From the reviews: “This is a journey through astronomical discoveries past, and what we have learned from and since. … The text is very up-to-date in terms of the latest science … . For those who have a curiosity about the Universe and would like to catch-up with all that has been happening in the past few years, then this book really is a must-buy.” (John Rowlands, Astronomy Now, April, 2010) “This is a series of short essays of topics of interest in modern astronomy. … This experience manifests itself in the ability to take cutting-edge research topics and present them at a level which is both clearly explained and informative without being too simplistic … . On the whole, this is a considered, well-written, and informative book which can be dipped into as the fancy takes one.” (Robert Argyle, The Observatory, Vol. 130 (1214), June, 2010) “The Cosmic Keyhole is an absorbing volume that presents recent developments in the fields of planetary science and astronomy at a level that is understandable to general readers and undergraduate students. … The work’s strengths include the author’s selection of subjects that will intrigue readers interested in astronomy; his engaging writing style; and the well-researched chapters … . Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower- and upper-division undergraduates and general readers interested in astronomy and planetary studies.” (S. A. Russell Gonzalez, Choice, Vol. 47 (8), April, 2010)

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In the last thirty years humans have probed the Universe, explored the Solar System and visited with spacecraft some of the most incredible places humans have ever laid eyes upon. We have expanded our knowledge slowly and surely, but still now only see a glimpse of the bigger picture. The Cosmic Keyhole explores the big discoveries of recent years and asks what’s next? How prolific is life in the Universe? How far back to the Big Bang can we probe? And what hidden treasures still await us in the hidden corners of our Solar System?

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1259 KB
  • Print Length: 239 pages
  • Publisher: Springer New York; 1 edition (18 Sep 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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Will Gater is an astronomer, journalist and author based in the UK. He writes extensively for the UK's top science magazines including Sky at Night Magazine, Focus, BBC Knowledge and Astronomy Now. He has appeared many times on television and radio, including the BBC's The Sky at Night, to promote astronomy and science. He is the author of The Cosmic Keyhole, The Night Sky Month by Month and co-author of Dorling Kindersley's The Practical Astronomer. Will blogs regularly on his website You can find him on Twitter as @willgater

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