Turn Right at Orion

Turn Right at Orion

[travels Through the Cosmos]

eBook - 2001
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Baker & Taylor
Written as the diary of twenty-first-century human star traveler, this unique work of cosmology by a professor of astrophysical and planetary sciences takes readers on a compelling journey through the mysteries of the universe. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

Perseus Publishing
"Turn Right at Orion is the account of an epic astronomical journey, discovered sixty million years in Earth's future-the product of one man's amazing, revelatory, and occasionally perilous space odys"

Turn Right at Orion is the account of an epic astronomical journey, discovered sixty million years in Earth's future-the product of one man's amazing, revelatory, and occasionally perilous space odyssey. Astrophysicist Mitchell Begelman takes the reader to far distant shores, across a vast ocean of time, in a narrative style that zips along at just below light speed. We travel to the center of the Milky Way, witness the births and deaths of stars and of planets, and almost perish in the crushing forces at the perimeter of a black hole-and all the while Begelman explains in clear and vibrant prose how things work the way they do in the cosmos. Turn Right at Orion is a serious science book that reads like fiction.


Blackwell North Amer
Turn Right at Orion is the account of an epic astronomical journey, a tale told by an early-twenty-first century human sailor among the stars. It is discovered, as an alien "translator's note" reveals, 60 million years in earth's future - the product of one man's amazing, revelatory, and occasionally perilous space odyssey.
We travel to the center of the Milky Way, witness the births and deaths of stars, the creation of planets, almost perish in the crushing forces at the perimeter of a black hole - and all the while Begelman explains in clear and vibrant prose how things work the way they do in the cosmos. Turn Right at Orion is serious science that reads like fiction.

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Basic Books, 2001, Ă2000
ISBN: 9781429494038
1429494034
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 264 pages) : illustrations

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