We live in a golden age of astronomy and space exploration that may allow us to unravel the biggest mysteries of the cosmos. The Space Book is a gateway into worlds beyond our planet. Astronomer and planetary scientist Jim Bell presents 250 groundbreaking astronomical events, from the formation of galaxies to the discovery of water ice on Mars. Beautiful images accompany each entry, and every page reveals a new wonder of the Universe.
About the Author
Dr. Jim Bell is professor at Arizona State University's School of Earth and Space Exploration in Tempe, AZ. Jim is the author of Mars 3-D and Moon 3-D.
." . . the format is eye-catching and the text easy to read, with a single page of explanatory text opposite a colorful image for each item. References to other pages are noted in boldface type, and specified in a 'See Also' list at the bottom of the entry . . .the result is accessible to a general audience. VERDICT This is a fine coffee-table book, suitable for either deep study or a few moments' perusal. Recommended for readers with a casual interest in the history of astronomy and the universe, or for sparking such an interest in others. - Library Journal
" Dr. Bell's "The Space Book" chronicles what our species does best. Follow the discoveries through the millennia, and even those to be made billions of years hence. If this doesn't humble you, fill you with awe, and get you excited about discoveries yet to come, pick it up and read through it again! - Bill Nye, the Science Guy(r) and CEO of The Planetary Society An extraordinary compilation of all that matters, ever mattered, or ever will matter in the universe. While it's a stunning source of information, Jim Bell's "The Space Book" is nonetheless a delight to browse and even more fun to read. - Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist and Author of "Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier"
Series: Sterling Milestones
Number Of Pages: 528
Published: 1st April 2013
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 18.6 x 3.6
Weight (kg): 1.45
Edition Number: 1