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Cosmic Adventure: A Renegade Astronomer's Guide to Our World and Beyond
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Publisher William Morrow & Co
Publication date November 1, 1998
Pages 255
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780688144951
ISBN-10 0688144950
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.50 by 9.75 in.
Weight 1.25 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $25.00
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The author of the 'Night Watchman,' the popular monthy column in Discover magazine, presents twenty-five essays--full of astounding facts, playful wit, and wide-ranging intelligence--that relate the latest astronomical discoveries to real life. 20,000 first printing. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Bob Berman takes you on a stellar journey in this collection of twenty-five essays that display a lively mix of science, astounding facts, personal anecdotes, and sheer playfulness. Complex, mind-stretching scientific topics become understandable in human terms as Berman links astronomy to our lives. He explores strange new mysteries raised by recent discoveries, and covers areas that haven't been discussed anywhere else before. From the "night terrors" that have haunted humankind since time immemorial to the penniless eccentric who sleeps inside the revolutionary telescope he designed, Berman's scope ranges far and wide.

Cosmic Adventure explains aspects of the physical world that have often piqued our curiosity. Who gets to name the stars? What would an alien invasion really be like? What's the inside story behind space program disasters? Why was the early Hubble goof avoidable? What's the only original idea in recent science? Why does time probably not exist at all?

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9780688144951 | details & prices | 255 pages | 6.50 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $25.00
About: Essays discuss the naming of celestial objects, the nature of time, the most original idea in cosmology, and extraterrestrials

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