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Turn Right At Orion : Helix Books - Mitchell C. Begelman

Turn Right At Orion

Helix Books

Paperback Published: 1st October 2001
ISBN: 9780738205175
Number Of Pages: 272

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"Turn Right at Orion" is the account of an epic astronomical journey, discovered sixty million years in Earth's future-the product of one man's amazing, revelatory, and occasionally perilous space odyssey. Astrophysicist Mitchell Begelman takes the reader to far distant shores, across a vast ocean of time, in a narrative style that zips along at just below light speed. We travel to the center of the Milky Way, witness the births and deaths of stars and of planets, and almost perish in the crushing forces at the perimeter of a black hole-and all the while Begelman explains in clear and vibrant prose how things work the way they do in the cosmos. Turn Right at Orion is a serious science book that reads like fiction.

Translator's Notep. 3
Prologuep. 9
To the Center of the Milky Way?p. 18
En Routep. 23
A Balletp. 31
Ground Zerop. 37
The Cannibalp. 46
Black Hole with a Missionp. 51
SS 433p. 60
Shangri-Lap. 73
The Soft-Shell Crabp. 77
Crab IIp. 81
Strange Lightp. 86
The Ends of Equilibriump. 96
Orionp. 106
By the Back Doorp. 109
Trapeziump. 117
Points of Darkness, Shafts of Lightp. 124
The Dust Stormp. 133
The Shepherdp. 143
Finishing Touchesp. 149
Virgin Worldsp. 153
The Blobp. 163
Divining the Interiorp. 169
Nuclear Alchemyp. 173
The Dumbbellp. 177
Leaving Homep. 186
Outposts in the Halop. 192
The Explosionp. 196
Aftermathp. 203
Afterthoughtsp. 210
Really Leaving Homep. 217
A City of Galaxiesp. 223
Brobdingnagp. 230
Reprisep. 235
On the Brinkp. 241
Acknowledgmentsp. 247
Glossaryp. 249
Indexp. 255
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ISBN: 9780738205175
ISBN-10: 0738205176
Series: Helix Books
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st October 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.83 x 17.27  x 1.83
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1

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