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Hubble's Universe : Greatest Discoveries and Latest Images - Terence Dickinson

Hubble's Universe

Greatest Discoveries and Latest Images

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The Hubble Space Telescope. No other telescope combines instant name recognition with the production of consistently spectacular images. Yet few people outside of the astronomy community realize that Hubble is now at the apex of its imaging capabilities. A collection of stunningly detailed pictures, made possible by the new Wide Field Camera 3, has yet to be incorporated into a popular-level book. Until now.

Hubble's Universe will be the premier venue for the Hubble Telescope's most recent visual splendors. Bestselling astronomy writer Terence Dickinson showcases extraordinary late-breaking pictures, many of which have yet to receive wide distribution as news stories or in publications outside scientific papers, and presents a breathtaking portfolio drawn from an archive of over 500,000 existing Hubble images.

The accompanying text balances accuracy with accessibility, Dickinson's hallmark. And thanks to the author's familiarity with Hubble's history and discoveries and his access to top Hubble scientists for insight and accuracy, the text includes facts and tidbits not found in any other book. Combined with hundreds of brilliant images, the clear, succinct and illuminating narrative brings to life the fascinating forces at work in the universe.

At first glance, some readers might consider this a coffee table book with just a bunch of pretty pictures--the color images are very high quality--but the substantial captions for the images are extremely well written. Though readers can find many of the images online, they will not get the same lucid descriptions of the science behind the research of each astronomical object... This book will be useful as a supplementary resource for students in introductory astronomy courses. Hopefully, it will motivate more students to learn about the amazing universe that they live in. Highly recommended.

    CONTENTS

    INTRODUCTION
    Chapter 1: HUBBLE'S UNIVERSE
    Chapter 2: HUBBLE'S TOP SCIENCE ACCOMPLISHMENTS
    Chapter 3: THE MESSAGE OF STARLIGHT
    Chapter 4: CRUCIBLES OF CREATION
    Chapter 5: STARRY TAPESTRY
    Chapter 6: BLAZE OF GLORY
    Chapter 7: HUBBLE'S INVISIBLE UNIVERSE
    Chapter 8: EMPIRES OF STARS
    Chapter 9: NEIGHBOR WORLDS: THE PLANETS
    Chapter 10: HUBBLE'S STRANGE UNIVERSE
    PHOTOGRAPHY CREDITS
    RESOURCES
    INDEX

ISBN: 9781770854246
ISBN-10: 177085424X
Audience: General
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 4th December 2013
Publisher: Firefly Books
Edition Number: 1