Collins Need To Know: Universe

Collins Need To Know: Universe by Peter Grego
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ISBN
9780007214389
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
192
Dimensions
148 x 210mm

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The companion volume to ‘Need to Know? Stargazing’ and by the same author, this book focuses on the basic history and science of the universe, rather than on the practical skywatching aspects. It includes information on: • Outrageous philosophy: weird notions and early ideas about the Universe including ancient Egyptian and Greek cosmology • How the universe began: creation theories and the expanding Universe, from the Big Bang to the formation of the Sun and the appearance of life and humans • The Earth's formation and the origin of the Moon • The structure and composition of planet and the atmosphere, volcanoes, mountain formation and geological catastrophes; past, present and future • The Solar System • Star types and their formation, development and demise • Types of galaxy • Professional instruments, research and space observatories In particular, ‘Collins Need to Know? Universe’ also asks what we know about the future: the future of man, and space travel. Will we be able to colonize planets? Will the universe expand or crunch, and could there be alternative universes out there?
ISBN:
9780007214389
Publication Date:
23 / 08 / 2006
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
148 x 210mm

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