Tour the incredible scope of the cosmos as we know it with the editor in chief of Astronomy, featuring jaw-dropping illustrations and full-color photography from the magazine’s archives, much of it never before published.
“The natural history of the galaxies is majestic and deserves its own David Attenborough. In David Eicher, it may have just found him.”—Richard Dawkins
Journey to the edges of our galaxy and beyond with one of the most widely recognized astronomy experts as your guide. Delve into the history of stargazing and space observation, learn how black holes power galaxies, and understand the classification of the different galaxy types. This illuminating book—with artful illustrations and never-before-seen space photography—will open your mind to the wonders of the universe that await.
About the Author
David J. Eicher is one of the most widely recognized astronomy enthusiasts in the world. He is editor in chief of Astronomy magazine and of the international Asteroid Day project. He has also written shows for the Adler Planetarium and for NASA, and is the coauthor, with Brian May, of Mission Moon 3-D and the author of The New Cosmos. In addition to appearances on CNN, Fox News, and NPR, Dave regularly lectures on science and astronomy at Harvard University, the Starmus Festival, and the American Museum of Natural History.
“I love this book. It represents a new giant leap in our ability to visualize the universe. For me, reading it was a shocking realization that I must now update my mental picture of the cosmos.”—Brian May, astrophysicist and founding member of Queen
“Strikingly illustrated with high-definition photographs captured by the Hubble Space Telescope and research observatories, the book is a celebration of the beauty, symmetry, and scale of these glittering assemblages of stars scattered across the evening sky.”—Sierra magazine
“The natural history of the galaxies is majestic and deserves its own David Attenborough. In David Eicher, it may have just found him.”—Richard Dawkins, emeritus fellow, University of Oxford