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From Here to Infinity: A Beginner's Guide to Astronomy

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In this brand-new paperback edition, acclaimed science authors John and Mary Gribbin, together with the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, offer a stunning visual tour of the universe that begins on Earth and blasts off for the Moon, the Sun, the Solar System, the Milky Way, and beyond. From the Big Bang, to the mysteries of black holes and dark matter, to the possibility of al ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published November 1st 2011 by Sterling (first published September 1st 2008)
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Pete daPixie
Dec 17, 2010 Pete daPixie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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More or less hot off the press, John & Mary Gribbin's 'From Here to Infinity', published by The Royal Observatory in 2008. Here is a guide to Astronomy that is a nice size,(almost a pocket book) yet is packed with superb colour photographs and artist impressions of stellar objects. Each chapter is concise and up to date covering The Earth, Moon, Sun, Inner and Outer Solar System, Stars, Milky Way and Other Galaxies, Cosmology and Life in the Universe.
I don't think it matters at what level th
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Brad Fehnel
Dec 16, 2010 Brad Fehnel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is exactly what it claims to be, a beginner's guide to astronomy. I'm no expert in the subject but the book sums up my last 10 years of watching science tv shows. It doesn't go into any detail so there's no worry for anyone unfamiliar with the Cosmos. Overall, a pretty good read!
Jennifer
Mar 22, 2012 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good introduction to astronomy, it moves along the solar system and beyond. It wouldve bee nice if this book hadn't changed languages in the middle of a chapter and contiued on for ten pages.
José
Apr 16, 2012 José rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Skip it! Simon Singh was MUCH better! But the color pictures are worth having around as a reference!
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It was very informative, and taught the basics of astronomy
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John R. Gribbin (born 1946) is a British science writer, an astrophysicist, and a visiting fellow in astronomy at the University of Sussex. The topical range of his prolific writings include quantum physics, biographies of famous scientists, human evolution, the origins of the universe, climate change and global warming. His also writes science fiction.

John Gribbin graduated with his bachelor's de
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