[Review of earlier edition: ] Excellent book... exceedingly well written and filled with stunning photos and illustrations, the book is one of the best I have seen so far for use by general audiences of astronomically curious readers.--Gary W. Finiol"Science Books and Films" (05/01/2005)
From the Publisher
Come on a Journey to the Edge of Space and Time
"This is the best book of its type I have ever seen--not really a textbook, despite its accurate coverage of the most interesting parts of modern astronomy, but not just a coffee table book either, although it is superbly designed, illustrated and produced. It is something in between and marvelous
. Presented with an almost magical combination of authority, wonder, and love."
-Science Books & Film, American Assoc. for the Advancement of Science
"Astronomer Terence Dickinson presents the state of current knowledge and theory about the universe in accessible form." -The Washington Post
Stand on the deserts of Mars. Plunge into the abyss of a giant black hole. Venture to the seething center of our own galaxy.
Through more than 100 full-color illustrations and photographs and an authoritative text by Dickinson, "The Universe and Beyond" takes the reader on a realistic journey from the Earth's surface to the most remote boundaries of the universe--and farther.
Using recent astronomical discoveries--not science fiction--Dickinson describes massive cannibal galaxies, unveils the mysteries of quasars and outlines the inevitable fate of our ever-expanding universe.
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.