Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Hubble: Imaging Space and Time by David Devorkin and Robert W. Smith

This large-format, stunning collection of full-color enhanced images from the Hubble telescope is perfect for those students who are fascinated by the natural world.  When my inquisitive students turn their wondering gaze to the sky, I’m ready with Hubble: Imaging Space and Time.  While the text is dense and somewhat inaccessible, it does not affect the book’s appeal.  Nearly every page contains large, detailed photos captured by the Hubble telescope, including planets, stars, nebulae, star clusters, galaxies, black holes, and galaxy clusters - rendered in fascinating detail with informative captions.  There are billions of galaxies in the universe, each with billions of stars - and Hubble: Imaging Space and Time is a fantastic introduction to them. Front matter includes a table of contents and foreword by Neil deGrasse Tyson and John Grunsfeld and back matter includes an index, endnotes, suggested reading, and about the authors. --Regan Schwartz

Devorkin, David and Robert W. Smith. Hubble: Imaging Space and Time. Washington D.C.: National Geographic, 2011. Print.

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