ANCIENT LIGHT: A PORTRAIT OF THE UNIVERSE
by David Malin
Phaidon, 2009 ($49.95)
Celebrated astronomical photographer David Malin takes readers on a memorable tour of the night sky with this collection of 60 large-format black-and-white photographs. Platinum prints capture galaxies, nebulae (such as the Helix nebula, above), star clusters and other phenomena in stellar detail.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Kate Wong is a senior editor for evolution and ecology at Scientific American.