Nigel Henbest, Michael Marten.
Nigel Henbest, Michael Marten. It presents a host of new information, gathered from right across the spectrum: spanning the colourful universe from X-rays, through ultraviolet, visible and infrared, and out to the radio waves.
Nigel Henbest and Michael Marten previously collaborated (along with Heather Couper) on The Guide to the . After almost twenty years, the contents of this book cannot really be described as "new" astronomy any more.
Nigel Henbest and Michael Marten previously collaborated (along with Heather Couper) on The Guide to the Galaxy (CUP, 1994). It is a lavishly illustrated description of the then current achievements and methods in observational astronomy, with an emphasis on the discoveries made by extending this field beyond the visible part of the electromagnetic spectrum. Developments since 1983 include massive expansion in satellite observations with the deployme Originally published on my blog here in February 2002.
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Henbest, Nigel; Marten, Michael, 1947 .
Henbest, Nigel; Marten, Michael, 1947-. Ultraviolet astronomy.
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Contemporary findings on galaxies, pulsars, quasars, and the Big Bang are addressed in a way to excite nonexperts of any age.
The new science includes intriguing images from gravitational lenses, which are natural telescopes created by black holes inside other galaxies, and a full description of the latest images of the background radiation of the universe. From the nearby planets to, quite literally, the edge of the observable universe, this book is a brilliant synthesis of all that is new in the astromy of today.