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Stargazing across millennia in 'Universe: Exploring the Astronomical World'

"Universe: Exploring the Astronomical World," Paul Murdin, consulting editor; Phaidon (352 pages, $59.95)

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Enclosed in total darkness, save for the soft outline of our own blue planet curving far below, a man in a puffy white space suit free-floats through space. The black is so deep and endless, and the earth from that vantage point

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