• RRP: £24.95
  • You Save: £2.96 (12%)
FREE Delivery in the UK.
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Secrets of the Universe: ... has been added to your Basket

Dispatch to:
To see addresses, please
Or
Please enter a valid UK postcode.
Or
Used: Like New | Details
Sold by First Photo
Condition: Used: Like New
Comment: THIS BOOK IS LIKE NEW AND ALL PAGES ARE IN PRISTINE CONDITION. HARD BACK COPY.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Secrets of the Universe: How We Discovered the Cosmos Hardcover – 26 Oct 2009

5.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews

See all 6 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Hardcover
£21.99
£9.87 £6.82
£21.99 FREE Delivery in the UK. Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Product details

  • Hardcover: 342 pages
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson; 01 edition (26 Oct. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 050025155X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500251553
  • Product Dimensions: 22.2 x 3.6 x 27.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,219,538 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description

Review

"Murdin's book beautifully illustrates the story of the astronomical quest ... for anyone of any age and any stage of scientific literacy or illiteracy ... Murdin has a genius for lucid explanations and attractive detail"
--A.C. Grayling, review barnesandnoble.com

'Excellent value for money, this book would be a marvellous addition for any secondary school or college library' --The School Librarian

'Beautifully produced ... delightfully illustrated with a stunning array of images ... the text is lucid and crammed with fascinating facts and figures ... an inspiring gift for anyone' --Observatory Magazine

'This book will ... provide good reading for some considerable time ... it offers excellent value at the quoted price and I can do no more than strongly recommend it' --Astronomy Now

'As we have come to expect from this publisher, the reproduction of illustrations is excellent and the volume is printed and bound to the highest standard ... I recommend it to all'
--Journal of the British Astronomical Association

'An accessible and up-to-date history of the most significant astronomical discoveries of the past'
--The Lincolnshire Echo

'Packed with pictures and lucid text ... will be of much interest to school librarians or individuals'
--School Science Review

About the Author

Paul Murdin is a senior fellow at the Institute of Astronomy at the University of Cambridge and editor in chief of the Encyclopedia of Astronomy and Astrophysics. Formerly, he was head of astronomy at the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council and director of science at the British National Space Centre. He is the author of Full Meridian of Glory: Perilous Adventures in the Competition to Measure the Earth and coauthor of The Firefly Encyclopedia of Astronomy.

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Customer reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers
See all 4 customer reviews

Top customer reviews

on 5 May 2011
Format: Hardcover|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 11 June 2011
Format: Hardcover|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 30 July 2016
Format: Hardcover|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 1 December 2015
Format: Hardcover|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse

Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com

Amazon.com: 4.5 out of 5 stars 4 reviews
11 people found this helpful.
5.0 out of 5 starsA Beautiful Book to Tell of Astronomical History
on 1 June 2010 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful.
4.0 out of 5 starsUniverse
on 29 August 2016 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful.
5.0 out of 5 starsPaul Murdin won the British Prize for Scientific Writing in 2012(?)
on 1 January 2014 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
10 people found this helpful.
4.0 out of 5 starsA good overview on astronomy
on 10 January 2010 - Published on Amazon.com
Pages with related products. See and discover other items: intel processor

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?