The Scientific American Book of AstronomyBook - 1999
Now, for the first time in book form, "The Scientific American Book of Astronomy" compiles over thirty articles culled from the magazine, written by some of the biggest names presently working in the field. Included here is Leonard Susskind on "Black Holes and the Information Paradox, " Kenneth R. Lang on newly discovered "Secrets of the Sun, " and David H. Levy and Eugene Shoemaker on the heart-stopping 1995 collision between Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 and Jupiter. Read about the newest theory of the self-reproducing universe. Learn how a meteorite found in Antarctica offers strong evidence of life on Mars. Divided into categories including "The Universe, " "Galaxies, " and "Planets, " among others, these articles present cutting-edge technology, as well as the history of discoveries that have shaped our understanding of space. With black-and-white illustrations and a color section, this book will take readers to new heights of knowledge and imagination.