State of the Universe 2008: New Images, Discoveries, and Events - Springer Praxis Books (Paperback)Martin A. Ratcliffe (author)
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The State of the Universe annuals provide an annual astronomy review suitable for the popular science-level reader. The 2008 annual covers the year's astronomical news on topics beyond the Solar System, placing them in the context of the longer-term goals of astronomers and astrophysicists around the world. The book also includes web links for all major news stories, providing a bridge between the public news stories and the actual research web sites.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 183
Weight: 567 g
Dimensions: 279 x 210 x 11 mm
Edition: 2008 ed.
From the reviews:
"This softback volume brings together 100 of the most significant astronomy-related press releases that were issued between 2006 April and 2007 March, together with full-colour reproductions of the relevant illustrations. ... this compilation by writer and educator Martin Ratcliffe is a welcome reference. ... Written by recognized experts in their field, these articles cover such diverse topics as `The history and future of telescopes', `The state of the Universe', and `Building planetary disks'." (Peter Bond, The Observatory, Vol. 128 (1204), 2008)
"A book that collates and presents a whole year's worth of news stories ... . The succinct nature of these news stories captures the essence of the research, and for those who wish to read up more about each subject, web links to the original press release or even the scientific paper are provided, making this an excellent resource ... . Anyone wanting a year book style review of the current state of affairs in the Universe ... will enjoy reading this book." (Emily Baldwin, Astronomy Now, July, 2008)
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