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The Astronomy Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

The Astronomy Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)


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An essential guide to milestone developments in astronomy, telling the story of our ideas about space, time, and the physics of the cosmos--from ancient times to the present day. From planets and stars to black holes and the Big Bang, take a journey through the wonders of the uni...verse. Featuring topics from the Copernican Revolution to the mind-boggling theories of recent science, The Astronomy Book uses flowcharts, graphics, and illustrations to help clarify hard-to-grasp concepts and explain almost 100 big astronomical ideas. Covering the biographies of key astronomers through the ages such as Ptolemy, Galileo, Newton, Hubble, and Hawking, The Astronomy Book details their theories and discoveries in a user-friendly format to make the information accessible and easy to follow. Series Overview: Big Ideas Simply Explained series uses creative design and innovative graphics along with straightforward and engaging writing to make complex subjects easier to understand. With over 7 million copies worldwide sold to date, these award-winning books provide just the information needed for students, families, or anyone interested in concise, thought-provoking refreshers on a single subject.
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ISBN 9781465464187
Released NZ 5 Sep 2017
Format Hardback
Alternate Format(s) View All (1 other possible title(s) available)
Series Big Ideas
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ISBN-13 9781465464187
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Imprint DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Released 5 Sep 2017
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By DK
Series Big Ideas
Category Astronomy, Space & Time
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 203mm
Height: 239mm
Spine: 25mm
Dewey Code 520
Weight 1,134g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress Solar system, Astronomy, Astronomers, Astronomy - History
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade