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Universe: Exploring the Astronomical World (Pre-order)


This title will be shipped from 9 October


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Price: USD$59.95

Explore the stars and planets and beyond through art over the ages – an international panel of experts take you on a journey through man's record of the universe – from ancient cave paintings to animation.

Universe is a groundbreaking survey that celebrates the popular subject of astronomy through 300 images created by those who have tried to understand - or who have been inspired by – the beauty and mystery of stars, planets, and beyond. Carefully chosen by an international panel of experts and arranged to highlight thought-provoking contrasts and similarities, the selection includes paintings, photographs, sculpture, animation, prints, sketches, and digital renderings with iconic works by renowned photographers, artists, and astronomers alongside previously unpublished finds.



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Format: Hardback
Size: 290 x 250 mm (11 3/8 x 9 7/8 in)
Pages: 352 pp
Illustrations: 300 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714874616

Paul Murdin has worked as an astronomer in the USA, Australia, England, Scotland, and Spain. Previously a research scientist and a science administrator for the UK Government and the Royal Astronomical Society, he now works at the Institute of Astronomy at the University of Cambridge, England, and is visiting professor at John Moores University, Liverpool.

"An amazingly eclectic and beautiful set of images. Each image is accompanied by an educated and informative caption. As someone engaged in writing about the interface of art and astronomy, I admire the diversity of the selection in addition to the images' individual beauty."—Jay M. Pasachoff, Chair, International Astronomical Union Working Group on Solar Eclipses and Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy, Williams College

"An amazingly eclectic and beautiful set of images. Each image is accompanied by an educated and informative caption. As someone engaged in writing about the interface of art and astronomy, I admire the diversity of the selection in addition to the images' individual beauty." —Jay M. Pasachoff, Professor of Astronomy, Williams College

"The night sky is the part of our environment that has been common to all cultures throughout human history. All have gazed up at the "vault of heaven" and interpreted it in their own way." —Martin Rees, British Astronomer Royal

"I believe everyone should have a broad picture of how the universe operates and our place in it. It is a basic human desire." —Stephen Hawking

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