"Galaxy Exploring the Milky Way" by Stuart Clark
US (Barnes and Noble) 2008
UK (Quercus) 2009
With nearly 500 cutting-edge images, Galaxy investigates every aspect of the Milky Way – from its place in the Universe to its large-scale anatomy, from its history to its future. We approach the Milky Way from the very edge of the Universe, threading our way through massive conglomerations of galaxies. Skirting the satellite galaxies that orbit like moons around a planet we then plunge through the Milky Way's spiral arms on a course that will ultimately lead us to the black hole at its centre.