Professor, Arizona State University, School of Earth and Space Exploration
The Space Book: 250 Milestones in the History of Space & Astronomy
"An extraordinary compilation of all that matters, ever mattered, or ever will matter in the universe. While it's a stunning source of information, Jim Bell's 'The Space Book' is nonetheless a delight to browse and even more fun to read." Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist, and author of "Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier".
"The Space Book is our book. It chronicles what our species does best. Through centuries, hundreds of centuries, we have learned more and more about the cosmos and our place in it– our place in space. Follow the discoveries through the millennia [millenniums] and even those to be made billions of years hence. If this doesn't humble you, fill you with awe, and get you excited about discoveries yet to come, pick it up and read through it again!" Bill Nye, "The Science Guy" and CEO of The Planetary Society.
Expanding the series that began with the highly successful volumes The Science Book and The Math Book, astronomer and planetary scientist Jim Bell presents 250 of the most groundbreaking astronomical events, from the formation of galaxies to the recent discovery of water ice on Mars. Beautiful photographs or illustrations accompany each entry. Open the book to any page to discover some new wonder or mystery about the Universe around us.