A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way

A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way

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Edward Emerson Barnard
Cambridge University Press, 2011-03-17
EAN 9780521191432, ISBN10: 0521191432

Paperback, 372 pages, 27.4 x 27.2 x 3.2 cm

Edward Emerson Barnard's Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way was originally published in two volumes in 1927. Together these volumes contained a wealth of information, including photographic plates of the most interesting portions of the Milky Way, descriptive text, charts, and data. Only 700 copies were printed, making the original edition a collector's item. Reproduced in print for the first time, this edition combines both volumes of Barnard's Atlas. It directly replicates Barnard's text, and contains high resolution images of the original photographic plates and charts, reordered so that they can be seen together. It also includes a biography of Barnard and his work, a Foreword and Addendum by Gerald Orin Dobek describing the importance of the Atlas and additions to this volume, and a pull-out section with a mosaic of all 50 plates combined in a single panorama.

'One of the greatest astronomy books of all time is back - and it's better than the original ... Professor Dobek brings to this book his knowledge of the astrophysics of dark nebulae and their observation, and a deep love, appreciation, and sensitivity for the cultural and historic worth of this work ... This is a must for every astrophysics department, every library, and every astronomer who loves the sky, the romance of the subject, and its magnificent history.' Dr Graeme White, James Cook University