THE LONG-AWAITED UPDATE TO THE BESTSELLING GUIDE TO THE COSMOS BANG!! THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSE by Brian May, Patrick Moore, Chris Lintott and Hannah Wakeford is out on 28th October 2021 and available for pre-order now from The London Stereoscopic Company. See website https://www.banguniverse.com
Publication date: 28th October, 2021
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Completely revised and updated with over 20% new content, including the latest findings about the evolution of planets, stars and galaxies.
Since the first publication of Bang! fifteen years ago, what we know about the Universe and the birth of planetary systems has been completely transformed.
“I’m thrilled that this original labour of love has been able to be reborn, thanks to brilliant input from Dr. Wakeford, and the incorporation of much new material by Dr. Lintott, who is intimately acquainted with the flood of new knowledge available in 2021, from his position as one of Britain’s foremost science communicators. I’m confident that the new Bang !! will inspire a whole new generation of budding astronomers.” Brian May
– Completely revised and updated with over 20% new content, including the latest findings about the evolution of planets, stars and galaxies Since the first publication of Bang! 15 years ago, what we know about the Universe and the birth of planetary systems has been completely transformed
– Beautifully illustrated with works by many of the world’s finest astronomical photographer
– The original authors – much loved and respected member of rock band Queen and doctor of Astrophysics, Brian May; to many, the father figure of Astronomy in the UK, Sir Patrick Moore, and Chris Lintott, Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Oxford, and current presenter of The Sky at Night, as well as the creator of the Zooniverse project – are joined in this spectacular update by planetary scientist Dr Hannah Wakeford from the University of Bristol, an expert in exoplanets and their atmospheres
In 2004 a rock star, a TV astronomer and a young research astronomer sat down to write the story of the Universe in the order in which it happened, from its birth at the Big Bang 13.8 billion years ago, through to its ultimate demise in the unimaginably far future.
The aim of this book was to explain the Big Bang and everything that followed in a way that made sense, in the strict order in which events occurred, and without using maths, so it would be understandable to everyone, regardless of educational background. The original edition of Bang! was a bestseller, and a go-to for anyone with a passion for learning in depth the story of the origins and evolution of our Universe.
Since the first edition, thousands of planets have been discovered, the possibilities for life in the cosmos have expanded and legions of unmanned probes have explored our own solar system, bringing back fresh images and new science. In this book all the latest findings about the evolution of planets, stars and galaxies are included, together with the current thinking about the origins of Life. The latest ideas about Dark Matter and Dark Energy are explained, all illustrated with new images from the world’s largest telescopes and space missions.