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Visual Galaxy
The Ultimate Guide to the Milky Way and Beyond
By (author): National Geographic Foreword by: Chris Hadfield
9781426220609 Hardcover English General Trade SCIENCE / Space Science Oct 22, 2019
$66.00 CAD
Active 9.19 x 11.58 x 1.14 in 324 pages 130 COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS, 230 ILLUSTRATIONS National Geographic
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.

CORE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TOPIC: Our readers rely on us for the best information on space science, and this book delivers.

DETAILED GRAPHICS AND STUNNING ARTWORK portray the planets, several planetary moons, and incredible objects lurking in the interstellar dust, interpreted with meticulous data and observations from NASA, NOAA, and other space agencies.

THREE FOLDOUT GATEFOLDS allow for expansive images and in-depth coverage.

NEW PHOTOS AND DATA from recent and ongoing missions such as Cassini-Huygens, Curiosity, New Horizons, Juno, Kepler, and Dawn.

One of the world’s leading nonfiction publishers, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC has published more than 1,700 titles, featuring such categories as history, travel, nature, photography, space, science, health, biography, and memoir. A portion of its proceeds is used to fund exploration, conservation, and education through ongoing contributions to the work of the National Geographic Society.

CHRIS HADFIELD, the first Canadian astronaut to space walk, served as Commander of the International Space Station in 2013. His books, photographs, and videos chronicling his voyages in space have made Hadfield a celebrity around the world.

Author Residence: Toronto, Canada

Author Hometown: Toronto, Canada

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