Astroquizzical

£19.99

In this enthralling cosmic journey through space and time, astrophysicist Jillian Scudder locates our home planet within its own ‘family tree’. Our parent the Earth and its sibling planets in our solar system formed within the same gas cloud. Without our grandparent the Sun, we would not exist, and the Sun in turn relies on the Milky Way as its home. The Milky Way rests in a larger web of galaxies that traces its origins right back to tiny fluctuations in the very early Universe. Following these cosmic connections, we discover the many ties that bind us to our Universe.

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A beautifully illustrated, enlightening edition of astronomer Jillan Scudder’s exploration of our universe.

Looking up at the night sky, it is almost impossible to imagine that we can trace our common ancestry with the distant stars and galaxies back over 13.8 billion years.

Astroquizzical explores this connection by travelling back through the generations of the cosmic family tree, from Earth (parent) to the stars (grandparents), galaxies (great grandparents) and first atoms of the Big Bang (great-great grandparents). On the journey, the reader is invited to become ‘astroquizzical’ by asking the questions and investigating the many scientific mysteries of how the universe was formed and how it works.

This updated and illustrated edition combines beautifully curated space images with ten sketchbook ‘thought experiments’ to create a uniquely accessible guide to the science of Earth’s place among the planets, stars, and galaxies.

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Weight 0.992 kg
Dimensions 24.9 × 19 × 2.4 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

224

Language

English

Edition

Updated edition

Dewey

520 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K