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The World at Night: Spectacular photographs of the night sky

The World at Night: Spectacular photographs of the night sky

In partnership with the international organisations The World at Night and Astronomy Without Borders - The World at Night is a stunning, expertly curated celebration of our night sky.

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ISBN 9781781319130
Barcode 9781781319130
Release Date 5 November 2019 by Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Tafreshi, Babak
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ISBN-13 9781781319130
ISBN-10 1781319138
Stock Release date is 5 November 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint White Lion Publishing
Release Date 5 November 2019
International Release Date 1 October 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Tafreshi, Babak
Category Special Kinds Of Photography
Astronomical Observation: Observatories, Equipment & Methods
Galaxies, Clusters, Intergalactic Matter
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 235mm
Height: 290mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Night photography
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 778.719
Catalogue Code 1002769

Description of this Book

The full beauty of our night sky revealed as never before in over 200 photographs from around the world. Bringing together the images of over 40 photographers across 25 countries, be astounded by the lights of the night sky in some of the darkest places on earth, discover the beauty of galaxies, planets and stars, and see some of the world's most important landmarks against the backdrop of an incredible nightscape. Babak Tafreshi, founder of the international organisation The World at Night, has curated the images in this collection to reveal the true splendour of the sky at night. Alongside insightful information explaining the astronomy behind certain celestial events is a specialist guide to night-sky photography.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Babak Tafreshi is an award winning photographer working with National Geographic, a master of night-time photography and nightscape videos. He uses the context of night sky to bridge Earth and sky, art and science, cultures and time. He is also a science journalist and in 2007 founded The World at Night (TWAN) program; an elite group of about 40 photographers in 25 countries who present images to reconnect people with the importance and beauty of the night sky and natural nights. Born in 1978 in Tehran he is based in Boston, United States, but could be anywhere on the planet, chasing stories from the Sahara to the Himalayas or Antarctica. He is also a contributor to Sky&Telescope magazine, the European Southern Observatory (ESO), and a board member of Astronomers Without Borders, an international organization to bridge between cultures and connect people around the world through their common interest to astronomy. He received the 2009 Lennart Nilsson Award, the world's most recognized award for scientific photography, for his global contribution to night sky photography.

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