Sizing Up the Universe : The Cosmos in Perspective
by J. Richard Gott and Robert J. Vanderbei


Overview - Sizing Up the Universe reveals an ingenious new way to envision the outsize proportions of space, based on the work of Princeton University professors Richard Gott and Robert Vanderbei. Using scaled maps, object comparisons, and beautiful space photographs, it demonstrates the actual size of objects in the cosmos --from Buzz Aldrin's historic footprint to the visible universe and beyond.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Sizing Up the Universe reveals an ingenious new way to envision the outsize proportions of space, based on the work of Princeton University professors Richard Gott and Robert Vanderbei. Using scaled maps, object comparisons, and beautiful space photographs, it demonstrates the actual size of objects in the cosmos --from Buzz Aldrin's historic footprint to the visible universe and beyond. The authors offer visual comparisons with astonishing precision and maximum reader-friendliness, conveying clear and understandable explanations of unimaginable vastness. Plus, as an unprecedented bonus, their 1.5-million-selling Map of the Universe is published here for the first time ever in a book--presented on an oversize foldout page that maximizes its eye-popping presentation of satellites, planets, stars, and galaxies. Based on the popularity of the map and of Richard Gott's Time Travel in Einstein's Universe, and offering innovative ways to appreciate the majesty of the universe, this new title should soar.


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  • ISBN-13: 9781426206511
  • ISBN-10: 1426206518
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publish Date: November 2010
  • Page Count: 240
  • Dimensions: 10.25 x 10.33 x 0.91 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.99 pounds


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