Cosmos by Sylvia Arditi and Marc Lachieze-Rey
Easton Press Deluxe Edition, 2003
This is a beautiful oversized leather bound edition of the critically acclaimed “Cosmos” published by the Easton Press in conjunction with Firefly Books in 2003. From the publisher: “The observable universe contains some hundred billion galaxies -- each one made up of as many stars. Of the vast billions of stars, only a scant 5,000 are actually visible from Earth with the naked eye. Over the last twenty years, space probes and space-based telescopes have released us from the confines of Earth and catapulted us into the open reaches of space to capture worlds beyond our own. Cosmos showcases magnificent celestial objects of unparalleled beauty, gathering the most dramatic images of the night sky - from close planets and our sun to the most remote galaxies. It features the latest images from space from sources including Hubble, NASA and the European Space Agency. The light of some stars and galaxies take several billion years to reach to us. In fact some of the blazing stars featured in Cosmos are already dead. This remarkable voyage shows frozen and fiery worlds of stars and galaxies as they are created and as they are dying.
Cosmos is organized into the following chapters:
Scattered Nebulae and Stellar Births
Decline and Death of Giant Star
Galaxies as Far as the Eye Can See
Cosmos, an inspiring, rare and unobstructed view into the far reaches of space, is for anyone who has ever gazed into the night sky and wondered what was actually out there.”
The following are some of the glowing reviews:
Reveals magnificent celestial objects of show-stopping beauty. (Bill Thompson Charleston Post and Courier )
Some of the most stunning celestial images... each photograph is no smaller than the page's 11-inch square frame. (Stuart J. Goldman Sky and Telescope )
Measuring 12.” x 11.5” and containing 176 pages, the book is bound in full leather covered boards with a photograph of the Milky Way laid in to the cover and features the usual Easton Press fineries of silk moiré endpapers, gold gilting to the cover, and a built in satin bookmark.
The condition of the book is FINE. Photographs of the book and a stock photograph from the book appear in the photo section of the listing.