Space: From Earth to the Edge of the Universe (DK) Hardcover – 1 Oct 2010
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About the Author
Giles Sparrow is a writer specializing in astronomy and space science.He has degrees in astronomy and science communication, and has worked for 15 years as an editor and author, writing on subjects ranging from particle physics to geography.An avid follower of the unfolding story of space exploration, he has written on space technology and the history of spaceflight in a wide range of books, including DK Publishing's bestselling Universe.
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My verdict is that this is an amazing book. It starts off with the inner planets of the solar system and then the outer planets and then the kuiper belt and onwards and outwards. The photography is really amazing, there is such a large amount of breathtaking pictures such as the dunes of Mars and the volcanic activity on other moons and some vast nebula that are light years across. Everything is so unimaginably big that it is not possible to really comprehend in a photograph.
There are also many other things in the book that I haven't fully read yet such as descriptions of a neutrino experiment in Japan that looks like something straight out of a science fiction movie and photos taken using ultraviolet and other types of light frequency. There are also theoretical images and text on topics such as how the Earth was formed.
The galaxy has billions of stars and the images are really quite humbling. My advice if you decide to get this book, is to read it when you have peace and quiet in order to reflect and contemplate what you are looking at just to do it justice.
This is a good purchase for those with imagination and an interest in the unknown.
I've been slowly working my way through the book (a rather hefty size) and can tell this one will stay with me for many years to come, well worth the money.
the photography is just well out of this world , no punn intended .
the book was published in 2010 , it does mention some great nassa missions like the new horizons space probe ,on its way to pluto ,
but we wiil have to wait untill july 2015 for our first close incounter with this last planet in the solar system.
the other thing i like about this book . is the extensive section on our own planer earth.
if space is your thing . i recommend this book.
Just sit back and relax as once you open this book - it will take you from our home Earth right throughout every single planet and satellite in our Solar System and far beyond than that - to the remotest galaxy clusters.
As you would expect from `'DK'' - quality and amount of illustrations is absolutely outstanding.
Of course apart of illustrations and great layout this book has pretty much everything you would need to know about the Space.
It is something amazing to realise how much actually we know already about the world out there and how much is still to be learned.
Well worth any money spend, an amazing book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
For Space lovers everywhere. Was worried there might be a lot of shared info with the others in the series but my son doesn't think there's much and is super happy with it.Published 2 months ago by AC Elliott
Excellent book. Bought as a gift for my husband. It is a thick book with lots of high quality images and text. For a space enthusiast he likes to dip in and out of itPublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
A very well made book on astronomy. Full of high quality pictures and explanations.Published 4 months ago by Riku
Bought this book for a Christmas present for a friend, and they love it. I have since bought one for myself as it's such a great book.Published 6 months ago by ladycaz1
I bought this as a birthday present for my farther he loves it! It's got beautiful images and extremely interesting text. Inspired me to learn more about Science.Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
Bought this as a present, the feedback from the recipient has been great. The pictures are amazingPublished 9 months ago by Rosa Lynch