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A Down to Earth Guide to the Cosmos [Formato Kindle]

Mark Thompson

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To the beginner, the star-filled night sky can seem mysterious and unfathomable. But with this book as a guide the awesome nature of the Cosmos is brought down to Earth.



Over the course of twelve chapters Mark Thompson, one of the presenters on BBC One's Stargazing Live and the resident astronomer on ITV's The Alan Titchmarsh Show, will take you on a journey through space, tackling the key concepts of astronomy and unlocking the secrets of the sky. From the origins of our Universe to the ever evolving techniques used to explore deep space, A Down to Earth Guide to the Cosmos traces the journey of galactic discovery that has obsessed mankind for thousands of years.



Accompanying the narrative, a series of monthly sky guides focus on the astronomical highlights visible at each given time of year, with handy charts to show you exactly what to look for and how to navigate around the sky at night.



As fascinating as it is accessible, A Down to Earth Guide to the Cosmos is a must for anyone who gazes up and wishes they knew more about the final frontier...


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  • Formato: Formato Kindle
  • Dimensioni file: 2115 KB
  • Lunghezza stampa: 304
  • Editore: Transworld Digital (17 gennaio 2013)
  • Venduto da: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Lingua: Inglese
  • ASIN: B00AZZI3K4
  • Da testo a voce: Abilitato
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  • Posizione nella classifica Bestseller di Amazon: #322.855 a pagamento nel Kindle Store (Visualizza i Top 100 a pagamento nella categoria Kindle Store)

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4.0 su 5 stelle Getting Down to Earth: A Review of Thompson's Guide to the Cosmos 31 gennaio 2013
Di Harold A. Geller - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Copertina rigida|Acquisto verificato
This is yet another tour guide for the night sky, with some important differences. There are 12 chapters. Each chapter has 3 main sections. The first section focuses on some unified topic in astronomy, such as the life cycle of stars, the scale (size) of the universe, the planets of our solar system, the Earth, Sun and Moon. The second section of each chapter examines the night sky for a month in the northern hemisphere, and the third section examines what's up in the night sky for the same month in the southern hemisphere. The reader may choose to read specific chapters for the month of the year and the hemisphere one finds oneself at the time. The reading is easy and certainly geared for the general public. There is much that the novice stargazer can learn from this book. The tour of the night skies for any month is probably where this book excels most. A few complaints I have deal with some details. The chapter material that summarizes the life cycle of stars troubles me most. Sure, it is most difficult to decide how to simplify a complex scientific story; however, in this case I think the author went a bit too far. I also found amusing that the author has the Andromeda galaxy at one distance on one page (p. 25) and a slightly different distance elsewhere (p. 106). The chapter on the evolution of the universe is another that I felt was oversimplified. At one place there is a statement about a mathematical relationship about which the author states there is no need to worry about. Perhaps he was told not to have any equations. Publishers believe that you lose a certain number of sales for every equation you have, but I would like for everyone to learn more mathematics. I was disappointed that there was no bibliography or reference notes at the end of the book, although one does find a rather thorough index. Anyone reading this book may want to investigate the concepts presented and want to know where they can find such information. I do applaud the author for providing a color photograph insert with pictures taken by schools (with one exception - his own photograph). And now I must say a word to my fellow Americans. This is a British publication. There are things that may cause the American reader to pause. The British insist on adding letters to words such as color and program. And please be aware of the fact that when the author talks about a torch, he is talking about a flashlight. Please don't bring any open flames to any of my observing sessions.

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