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The atlas of the universe.

Author: Patrick Moore
Publisher: New York, Rand McNally [1970]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Atlas : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Maps, charts, photographs, and diagrams present a history and explanation of man's exploration and knowledge of space. Brief, popular-level articles on many topics within the five main sections: (1) Observation and exploration of space; (2) Atlas of the earth from space; (3) Atlas of the moon; (4) Atlas of the solar system; and (5) Atlas of the stars. Includes a catalog of stellar objects, a glossary of terms used  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
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Material Type: Atlas
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Moore
OCLC Number: 107610
Description: 272 pages illustrations (some color), color charts, portraits 38 cm
Responsibility: Foreword by Bernard Lovell. Epilogue by Thomas O. Paine.

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Maps, charts, photographs, and diagrams present a history and explanation of man's exploration and knowledge of space. Brief, popular-level articles on many topics within the five main sections: (1) Observation and exploration of space; (2) Atlas of the earth from space; (3) Atlas of the moon; (4) Atlas of the solar system; and (5) Atlas of the stars. Includes a catalog of stellar objects, a glossary of terms used in astronomy, and a "Beginner's guide to the heavens." Indexed.

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by scinsavich (WorldCat user published 2017-05-05) Excellent Permalink

Long out dated when this book was first given to me I was transfixed by the illustrations and the amazing and breathtaking images from Mariner 7 that were included.  My generation was  at the launch of interplanetary exploration and I believed that a whole new universe was opened up to me....
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