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Galaxy: Mapping the Cosmos
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James Geach
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Galaxy: Mapping the Cosmos

James Geach


9781789141337

Reaktion Books


Mathematics & Sciences;
Galaxies & stars;
Popular astronomy & space


Paperback

280 pages

$34.99
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Galaxy tells the rich scientific story of the evolution and our observation of galaxies. Written by an active researcher in the field, Galaxy: Mapping the Cosmos tells the rich scientific story of galaxy evolution and observation - discoveries of 'spiral nebulae', the nature of galaxies and the current `World Model'. Astronomer James Geach takes us on a tour of what is currently known and unknown, discussing why the ancient science of astronomy continues to fascinate humanity. Appealing to all readers interested in astronomy and cosmology, and featuring 108 superb colour photographs, Galaxy explores the enigma of our cosmic habitat, chronicling how our home in the Universe came to be. 'Book of the Month...an enthralling, detailed and beautiful look at one of the most challenging and exciting areas of modern astronomy, and a great addition to any enthusiast's library' - Sky at Night Magazine

By:   James Geach
Imprint:   Reaktion Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 220mm,  Width: 171mm, 
ISBN:   9781789141337
ISBN 10:   1789141338
Pages:   280
Publication Date:   September 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

James Geach is a Royal Society University Research Fellow and Reader in Astrophysics at the Centre for Astrophysics Research at the University of Hertfordshire, specializing in observational cosmology and the formation and evolution of galaxies. He is the author of Five Photons: Remarkable Journeys of Light Across Space and Time (Reaktion, 2018).


'Book of the Month . . . an enthralling, detailed and beautiful look at one of the most challenging and exciting areas of modern astronomy, and a great addition to any enthusiast's library.'-Sky At Night Magazine; '[Galaxy] contains dozens of stunning images of galaxies and nebulas, showing the beauty that lurks among the gas and dust of these complex systems . . . an excellent guide to a world many of us never get to see, both on and off this planet.'-Focus Magazine; 'Gorgeous color photos, coupled with clear and engaging explanations of the science behind them, make this book a winner on every level.'-Publishers Weekly; 'James Geach is actively researching on one of the most exciting frontiers of todays science: extragalactic astronomy. His book conveys his personal enthusiasm, and offers a clear and highly readable survey of the fields progress and prospects.'-Professor Martin Rees FRS, Astronomer Royal, Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge

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