Universe: The Story of the Universe, from Earliest Times to Our Continuing Discoveries

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Collins, 2006 - Cosmology - 192 pages
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The companion volume to Stargazing, 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; and, structure and composition of planet and the atmosphere, volcanoes, mountain formation and geological catastrophes; past, present and future, among others.

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Peter Grego has been a key watcher of the night sky for almost thirty years. Director of the Lunar Section of Britain's Society of Popular Astronomy since 1984, he is also Editor of three astronomy magazines. He is a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. He is author of 'Need to Know? Stargazing'.

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