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Our Evolving Universe Hardcover – Feb 23 1996

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  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (Feb. 23 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521550912
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521550918
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 2.2 x 27.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 Kg
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'There are plenty of good astronomy books around, but this is one of the precious few to introduce astrophysics. I'll not give away any of the other pleasures in this delightful book. Our Evolving Universe is not only an intimate introduction to the most exotic and mysterious denizens of the Universe, but a thoughtful guide to the physics behind the appearances.' Nigel Henbest, New Scientist

'Amongst the myriad of books on astrophysics and cosmology this one stands out as a first-rate account of all aspects of the cosmological puzzle ... The text is lavishly illustrated with colour photographs and clear diagrams. I would thoroughly recommend this to A-level students doing astrophysics or cosmology courses.' Okan Avni, School Science Review

'Longair has written a wonderful book, which I urge anyone interested in astronomy and cosmology to read from cover to cover.' D. W. Sciama, The Times Higher Education Supplement

'Longair has done an excellent job in bringing out the excitement of stellar evolution, the nature of quasars, the formation and evolution of galaxies and the grand questions of cosmology.' Astronomy Now

'The book is well-produced and beautifully illustrated with relevant images, high quality artworks and crisp, clear line diagrams ... a model of clarity and logical progression.' Iain Nicolson, Journal of the British Astronomical Association

'... a beautifully produced book, in an oversize format, with an elegant typographical design, clear diagrams and many colour illustrations ... the text is unflinchingly direct and accurate ... Its content is that of a first-rate introductory course, while its clean format ... makes it a delight to hold.' William Press, Nature

'If I were a good first-year physics undergraduate, I'd run out and buy this book, impelled by the author's enthusiasm ... This book would be an excellent choice for anyone who has a qualitative understanding of basic physics and wants an introduction to recent developments in astronomy.' Physics World

'Our Evolving Universe is the Longair lecturing technique poured into a stylish and well-produced book ... Longair's focus on the fundamental problems still confronting us is engaging, honest, and might set off some new thoughts and connections in fresh young minds.' Heather Couper, The Observatory

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A lucid, non-technical and infectiously enthusiastic introduction to current astronomy and cosmology for the general reader and student. Highly illustrated throughout with the latest colour images from the world's most advanced telescopes, it also provides a colourful view of our Universe, right across the spectrum.

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