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Title Visual galaxy : the ultimate guide to the Milky Way and beyond / by Joan A. Catalá [and 10 others] ; foreword by Chris Hadfield.

Publication Info. Washington, D.C : National Geographic, 2019.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  523.112 CAT    AVAILABLE
 New Lenox PL Adult Non-Fiction - NLBB-1  523.112 CAT    AVAILABLE
 Nippersink PLD Adult Non-Fiction - NPLY-11  523.112 VIS    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Non-Fiction - RIPG-6  523.112 CAT    AVAILABLE
 Woodstock PL Adult Non-Fiction New - WOLY-11  523.112 VIS    AVAILABLE
Description 320 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
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Bibliography Includes index.
Summary This compelling visual journey through our galaxy combines more than 350 photographs, illustrations, and graphics to present the universe as you've never seen it before. Visual Galaxy is a deep dive into the past, present, and future of our home galaxy, the Milky Way. In this mind-expanding visual tour through the cosmos, spectacular photographs are converted into interpretive graphics, starting with the sun and moving outward into space where stars are born, black holes lurk, and planets of diverse size and anatomy spin through their orbit. The final chapters locate our galaxy within the known universe and add a scintillating peek of other exoplanets in the cosmos. Detailed maps and fascinating imagery from recent space missions are paired with clear, authoritative scientific information.
Contents A great spiral in space -- The parts of our galaxy -- Where stars live and die -- The evolution of stars -- Massive stars and star systems -- An ordinary star called the Sun -- The Sun and its influence on Earth -- The Solar System : a home for life -- The Earth and other rocky planets -- The gas planets, giants of the Solar system -- The minor bodies and interplanetary space -- Other Earths, other Suns -- The Milky Way in the cosmos.
Subject Galaxies -- Pictorial works.
Astronomy -- Pictorial works.
Deep space -- Pictorial works.
Genre/Form Pictorial works. (OCoLC)fst01423874
Remote-sensing images.
Added Author Catalá, Joan A. author.
Gabàs, Joel, 1978- author.
Gutiérrez, Jordi L., author.
Llabrés, Alba, author.
Pereyra, Jordi, author.
De la Peña, Alejandro Riveiro, author.
Gasén, Rosa Rodriguez, author.
Bazaldúa, Luz María, author.
Castillo, Gonzalo del, author.
Romero, Juan, author.
Saco, José, author.
Hadfield, Chris, 1959- writer of foreword.
National Geographic Society (U.S.), editor.
ISBN 9781426220609 (hardcover)
142622060X (hardcover)

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