The heavens are alive with breathtaking beauty: from the incandescent surface of the Sun to the shimmering tail of a comet; the birth of planets to the death of stars; the dancing shadows of Jupiter's moons to the silhouettes of eclipses.
The Cosmic Gallery contemplates the entire cosmos as a grand celestial art exhibit. In six thematically organized chapters, Giles Sparrow presents an array of stunning images, ranging from easily seen phenomena to the most distant and intricate galaxies, providing the reader with an exciting and beautiful new perspective on the cosmos.
About the Author
Giles Sparrow studied Astronomy at University College London, and Science Communication at Imperial College. He has acted as author, consultant and contributor on numerous popular science books, and is the author of, amongst others, The Universe and How To See It, Cosmos, The Stargazer's Handbook, Voyage Across the Cosmos, Cosmos Close-Up and The Universe in 100 Key Discoveries.
'Absolutely beautiful images ... should fascinate both scientific boffins and the youngest of children captivated by the night sky' Daily Mail.
For Ages: 12+ years old
For Grades: 7 - 12
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 28th February 2013
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
Dimensions (cm): 29.8 x 26.0 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 1.45
Edition Number: 1