- Hardcover: 224 pages
- Publisher: Quercus Publishing; 2nd Edition edition (Sept. 20 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1847241255
- ISBN-13: 978-1847241252
- Product Dimensions: 35.6 x 2.5 x 43.2 cm
- Shipping Weight: 3.5 Kg
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #585,233 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Cosmos Hardcover – Sep 20 2007
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images of staggering beauty with jaw dropping photographs - Sunday Express―Sunday Express
About the Author
Giles Sparrow studied Astronomy at University College London, and works as an editor specializing in popular science. He is the author of - amongst other books - The Universe and How To See It, The Stargazer's Handbook and Hubble: Window on the Universe and was a major contributor to Dorling Kindersley's Universe.
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It is full of big, beautiful photos of planets, nebulae, galaxies,
quasars, etc. All are,very well-reproduced.in beautiful color.
This is the 2012 edition, so it is pretty up-to-date. There is a very
well-written and evocative Foreword by Dava Sobel. This wonderful book
will take the reader on a tour of the universe, starting withe the planets
of our solar system, and on out from there. There is a gorgeous photo
of the spiral galaxy in Andromeda which is spread over two pages, which
really emphasizes its loveliness.
There is also excellent text that goes,along with each photo.
(The page numbers are dark red on black, which makes them
hard to read, but they can be read with a little effort.)
This magnificent book should be in every school, and teachers
should introduce students to it with a sense of the wonder that fills it.
I will treasure this book always.