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Universal Guide to the Night Sky : Universal Guide - Lisa Harvey-Smith
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Universal Guide to the Night Sky

By: Lisa Harvey-Smith, Sophie Beer (Illustrator)

29 August 2023

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Wherever you are in this world - whether that be in the Northern or Southern Hemisphere, in the city or a remote region - this book guides you through the remarkable features of planet Earth's starry sky.

Receive a personal tour through the wonders of the universe from astrophysicist Lisa Harvey-Smith. Explore comets and meteors, stars, planets and moons. Find galaxies and glowing gas clouds. Spot supernovae and enjoy eclipses. Learn everything you need to know about binoculars, telescopes and photographing the stars. You will never look up at the stars in the same way again.

Featuring intergalactic illustrations by Sophie Beer, this global guide to the sky is your ticket out of this world.

About the Author

Lisa Harvey-Smith is an award-winning astronomer and Professor at the University of New South Wales. In 2018 she was appointed as the Australian Government's Ambassador for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). She is the author of The Secret Life of Stars, Little Book, BIG Universe, Aliens and Other Worlds, When Galaxies Collide and best-selling children's book Under the Stars.

About the Illustrator

Sophie Beer is an author and illustrator who revels in colour, shape, and texture. Living by one simple rule - art should never be boring - she primarily works in children's and editorial illustrations. Her clients include Google, Disney/Pixar, The Guardian, The Boston Globe, Hardie Grant Egmont, Scholastic UK, Penguin Random House Australia, Simon & Schuster New York, and many more. When she's not illustrating and writing, she thinks a lot about books, animals and equality.

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