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Description - Why is Uranus Upside Down? by Fred Watson

Have you ever wondered what dark matter is or why galaxies collide? Or why the Moon is gradually drifting away from Earth? Space is really, really big, as Douglas Adams once pointed out, and there is no better guide to it than Fred Watson, astronomer to the stars.

Fred Watson has taken the many, many questions that have been asked by listeners of his popular, long-running radio shows, and answered them in Why Is Uranus Upside Down?

* How can you identify the constellations?

* Does the Earth wobble?

* Could you dump nuclear waste into the Sun?

* What makes planets round?

* Where's the nearest black hole?

* Are there other universes?

* Can we ever know everything?

This highly entertaining and informative introduction to our planet and the Universe we live in is a must-read for enquiring minds of all ages.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781741752533
ISBN-10: 1741752531
Format: Paperback / softback
(195mm x 130mm x mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Fred Watson

Professor Fred Watson is astronomer in charge of the Anglo-Australian Observatory at Coonabarabran and is a regular broadcaster on ABC radio, where he has his own weekly program with a large following. In 2003, Fred received the David Allen Prize for communicating astronomy to the public, and in 2006 was the winner of the Australian Government Eureka Prize for Promoting Understanding of Science. Fred has an asteroid named after him but says that if it hits the Earth it won't be his fault . . . His last book for Allen + Unwin was Stargazer.

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