Space Atlas (National Geographic, $50), by James Trefil, professor of physics at George Mason University. Featuring pictures and maps of not only our solar system, but the Milky Way and beyond, this would be the ideal guidebook for a space traveler. The highly detailed maps and charts provide a whole new perspective on the planetary bodies in our solar system, and the chapters interspersed throughout on the history of scientific space exploration are fascinating; Trefil also takes great care in explaining our current understanding of foundational components of the universe such as black holes. Take a road trip through space and learn about the amazing discoveries of the past century with this remarkable book.
Space Atlas by James Trefil
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Published: National Geographic - October 23rd, 2018