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              How It Began: A Time-Traveler's Guide to the Universe
               

              How It Began: A Time-Traveler's Guide to the Universe (Hardback)

              By Impey, Chris

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              A vibrant, eye-opening tour of milestones in the history of our universe.

              ISBN 9780393080025
              Released NZ 26 Mar 2012
              Publisher WW Norton & Co
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Dreams of Other Worlds: The Amazing Story of Unmanned Space Exploration - Revised and Updated Edition
               

              Dreams of Other Worlds: The Amazing Story of Unmanned Space Exploration - Revised and Updated Edition (EPUB ebook – Revised and Updated)

              By Impey, Chris; Henry, Holly

              The story of unmanned space exploration, from Viking to todayDreams of Other Worlds describes the unmanned space missions that have opened new windows on distant worlds. Spanning four decades of dramatic advances in astronomy and planetary science, this book tells the story of el...even iconic exploratory missions and how they have fundamentally transformed our scientific and cultural perspectives on the universe and our place in it.The journey begins with the Viking and Mars Exploration Rover missions to Mars, which paint a startling picture of a planet at the cusp of habitability. It then moves into the realm of the gas giants with the Voyager probes and Cassini's ongoing exploration of the moons of Saturn. The Stardust probe's dramatic round-trip encounter with a comet is brought vividly to life, as are the SOHO and Hipparcos missions to study the Sun and Milky Way. This stunningly illustrated book also explores how our view of the universe has been brought into sharp focus by NASA's great observatories-Spitzer, Chandra, and Hubble-and how the WMAP mission has provided rare glimpses of the dawn of creation.Dreams of Other Worlds reveals how these unmanned exploratory missions have redefined what it means to be the temporary tenants of a small planet in a vast cosmos.
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              ISBN 9781400881284
              Available in EPUB
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              Language en
              Released NZ 19 Apr 2016
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Einstein's Monsters: The Life and Times of Black Holes
                

              Einstein's Monsters: The Life and Times of Black Holes (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged)

              By Impey, Chris; Narrator Adamson, Rick

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              The astonishing science of black holes and their role in understanding the history and future of our universe. Black holes are the most extreme objects in the universe, and yet they are ubiquitous. Every massive star leaves behind a black hole when it dies, and every galaxy harbo...rs a supermassive black hole at its center. Frighteningly enigmatic, these dark giants continue to astound even the scientists who spend their careers studying them. Which came first, the galaxy or its central black hole? What happens if you travel into one - instant death or something weirder? And, perhaps most important, how can we ever know anything for sure about black holes when they destroy information by their very nature? In Einstein's Monsters, distinguished astronomer Chris Impey takes listeners on an exploration of these and other questions at the cutting edge of astrophysics, as well as the history of black holes' role in theoretical physics - from confirming Einstein's equations for general relativity to testing string theory. He blends this history with a poignant account of the phenomena scientists have witnessed while observing black holes: stars swarming like bees around the center of our galaxy; black holes performing gravitational waltzes with visible stars; the cymbal clash of two black holes colliding, releasing ripples in space-time. Clear, compelling, and profound, Einstein's Monsters reveals how our comprehension of black holes is intrinsically linked to how we make sense of the universe and our place within it. From the small questions to the big ones - from the tiniest particles to the nature of space-time itself - black holes might be the key to a deeper understanding of the cosmos.
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              ISBN 9781978679801
              Released NZ 16 Apr 2019
              Publisher Brilliance Corporation
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              Talking about Life: Conversations on Astrobiology
               

              Talking about Life: Conversations on Astrobiology (Hardback)

              Edited by Impey, Chris

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              Containing interviews with astronomers, geologists, biologists, and writers, this book will fascinate anyone who has ever wondered 'Are we alone?'

              ISBN 9780521514927
              Released NZ 19 Aug 2010
              Publisher Cambridge University Press
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              Imagining Other Worlds: Explorations in Astronomy and Culture
                

              Imagining Other Worlds: Explorations in Astronomy and Culture (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Campion, Nicholas; Impey, Chris

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              This anthology presents chapters from astronomers, historians and writers who are inspired by the sky. Its topics range from the representation and exploration of the sky in the arts, architecture and literature, and from the ancient world to the digital age.

              ISBN 9781907767111
              Released NZ 16 May 2018
              Publisher Sophia Centre Press
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              Encountering Life in the Universe: Ethical Foundations and Social Implications of Astrobiology
               

              Encountering Life in the Universe: Ethical Foundations and Social Implications of Astrobiology (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Impey, Chris; Spitz, Anna H.; Stoeger, William

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              Encountering Life in the Universe examines the intersection of scientific research and society to determine the philosophy and ethics of relating to the Earth and beyond.

              ISBN 9780816528707
              Released NZ 30 Oct 2013
              Publisher University of Arizona Press
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Frontiers of Astrobiology
               

              Frontiers of Astrobiology (Hardback)

              Edited by Impey, Chris; Lunine, Jonathan; Funes, Jose

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              Investigating the latest research questions in astrobiology, this volume will fascinate a wide interdisciplinary audience at all levels.

              ISBN 9781107006416
              Released NZ 15 Nov 2012
              Publisher Cambridge University Press
              Interest Age 19+ years
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