Turn Right at Orion
Travels Through the Cosmos
By (author) Mitchell C. Begelman
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Turn Right at Orion by Mitchell C. Begelman
Book DescriptionTurn 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780738205175
(210mm x 136mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Perseus Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 5-Sep-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Mitchell C. Begelman
Gravity's Fatal Attraction, Paperback (December 2009)» View all books by Mitchell C. Begelman
Second edition for introductory undergraduate courses and amateur astronomers on our current understanding of black holes.
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Author Biography - Mitchell C. Begelman
Mitchell Begelman is Professor of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences and Fellow of the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics at the University of Colorado in Boulder. He is the author of many research papers on astrophysics and the co-author-with Sir Martin Rees-of the acclaimed popular science book, Gravity's Fatal Attraction, which won the 1996 American Institute of Physics Writing Award.
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