Book Review: 宇宙图集

The 宇宙 is such a very big place. A seemingly non-stop cavalcade of discoveries pushes its dimensions ever further. At the same time, these new findings fill this enlarging region with new colours and images. Patrick Moore in his book, ‘宇宙图集’带给读者这个空间的许多奇观’s view. The 宇宙 is big but this book makes it all very manageable.

地图集是作为指导。大多数是地图集,通常包含人类进口的地理特征。这些地图在描绘日常物品时,大部分都包含易于识别和验证的图案。但是,宇宙一直保持着距离。因此,空间图具有一定的不确定性,我们尚不能完全验证。尽管如此,我们的观察力和想象力仍可以为宇宙提供实用的地图集。’这本书就是有这个目标的。它’以大格式显示,每两页显示一个特定的奇迹。这样,这本书就像是一本太空百科全书,主题涵盖了望远镜,火箭,月球象限和恒星群。因为它’第三版,写作流畅,摩尔’有时会不高兴。但是,从本质上来讲,这本书比散文更有效。由于涵盖了大量信息,因此除了空间主题外,几乎没有其他空间。由于信息量如此之大,因此书本的样式与地图集的边界更接近百科全书。

鉴于这本书’的标题包括单词‘universe’, there’s the expectation for a broad coverage. However, this is not faithfully upheld. The book does cover most of what we know of the 宇宙, but more than half of it is solely on our solar system. The relief maps of the main planets and Earth’月亮很有趣。除此之外,还有’每张地图上都有很多信息。例如,出现了大气,板块构造和岩心成分的典型行星描述。包括望远镜,探测器和相关历史在内,这本书确实试图覆盖所有基础,因此失去了一些地图集的意义。

对于我们太阳系之外的主题也采用了相同的广泛方法。那里’描述,一些背景信息以及一些相关性。本书很少涉及技术细节。另外,除了提到诸如泛精子症之类的替代性想法外,几乎没有提及当今正在解决的问题。因此,当年轻人开始质疑时,这本书是相对安全的信息来源,‘What’s out there?”. Yet, given the size of the 宇宙, this extra-solar part of the book seems a bit thin.

这本书确实包含了星图的几乎必不可少的部分。毕竟,这是一本地图集。该格式是典型的格式,包括整个天空的地图,南北的季节性地图,然后是所有星座。后者在两页纸上的平均值约为4,细节也不是很大。它们可能不会成为强大的唯一数据源。

One slight misgiving with this book is the almost obvious nature of the upgrades. For example, Viking is still called the best probe to have viewed Mars, even though there is a page on the Spirit and Opportunity probes. Further, there are instructions on using fast film for cameras, when these days most people have or are converting to digital. Because of contents like these, there is a slight amount of disjointedness which needs a good brush-up 通过 an editor. Other than this, the book is a veritable treasure of information and pictures suitable for the young and uninitiated who want to learn more of the 宇宙 in which Earth travels.

The 宇宙 is daunting. It goes from here to everywhere. A good guide is handy for anyone who wants to journey out. Patrick Moore in his book, 宇宙图集 提供了一个极好的指导。有了丰富的图片和周到的词组,任何人都可以使用这本书来帮助他们从行星上飞到他们的视线之外。

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