Layer by layer the cosmic onion has been peeled away to reveal a reality stunningly different from what we thought we knew about a merely visible Universe. This book shows the fundamental change in worldview brought on by expanding our perceptions to cover the full spectrum of light.
Hidden Universe is lavishly illustrated. The striking images are hand–picked and partly created by the authors themselves. Boxes and illustrations give an easily accessible overview of processes, telescopes and backgrounds that make this book not only an interesting but an enjoyable and fun read.
1. Light and Vision
2. The View from the Ground
3. Space Observatories
4. The Visible Universe
5. The Infrared Universe
6. The Ultraviolet Universe
7. The Radio & Microwave Universe
8. The X–ray & High Energy Universe
9. The Multi–Wavelength Universe
"[This] story of how different telescopes have peeled away layers of the cosmic onion offers a useful counterpoint to the history of the telescopes." (Physics World, March 2009)
"Hidden Universe provides a technical description of efforts to study beyond the visual but has been written in a way which would appeal to amateur astronomers who seek to understand the work of professionals especially in PRO–AM projects. Recommended." (The Astronomer, February 2009)