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Isaac Asimov's Guide to Earth and Space

4.01 of 5 stars 4.01  ·  rating details  ·  171 ratings  ·  12 reviews
A wide-ranging exploration of our universe -- from "what makes the wind blow?" to "how was the moon formed?" -- in questions-and-answer format, written in vintage Asimov style. "A fine introduction to modern astronomical theory." -- LIBRARY JOURNAL


From the Paperback edition.
ebook, 288 pages
Published April 27th 2011 by Fawcett (first published 1988)
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Sara
Isaac Asimov is probably my favorite sci-fi author of all time, and he is no less spectacular in writing scientific non-fiction. Asimov's 'Guide to Earth and Space' is something everyone should read. There are no stories, other than a few anecdotes about famous scientists, it's just straight up facts about the universe.

Asimov starts at home base - Earth - and throughout the book he covers topics that become gradually broader in cosmic scale, until he addresses questions about nearly unfathomable
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Senthil Kumaran
This is Asimov’s non-fiction writing. His writing is very lucid and it tries to bring back the questions that a curious child wonders when standing outside and looking at the night sky. Questions like, “What are those shiny things?, Why is it there?, Why is not falling?, Why are so many of them there?, Why is it dark now?, Is sun asleep?, When we travel in a scooter how come moon is also traveling along with us?Can we race ahead of it?”. Those are just fun and very valid questions. Asimov tries ...more
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Clarence Bakirtzidis
This book is a bit like Dummy's Guide to Earth and Space; however, if you are a total beginner to astronomy and astrophysics then it's a great place to start. Asimov covers topics right from the basics and builds on that body of knowledge with just over 100 short chapters. A nice aspect to the book is that he describes how our understanding and beliefs of the Earth, Sun, stars, and universe evolved and then moves on to talk about modern astronomy and our current understanding of the universe.
Katie
Sep 20, 2008 Katie rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those interested in astronomy
Very informative book about astronomy. Provides lots of info about scientific discoveries and explains questions regarding the universe in terms fairly easy to understand. Emphasizes aspects of historical science as well as more modern technologies (however, the book is about 17 years old, so not all information is up-to-date). Overall, a very enjoyable book for anyone interesting in the amazing world we're a part of!
Shabnam
this is from my isaac asimov's collection. i used to read all asimov's books when i was child ,it is a good book for guidance school and highschool students.the world we live in is very big ,the book gives insite about our world
Yvonne Raphael
This little book is an excellent primer on science...I am stuck on understanding mass though.
Aishwarya
Its an interesting book. this is one among Asimov's best non-fiction book. it updates us with the general basics of astronomy(space and earth).
Nymphadora Remus
This little book is an excellent primer on science...I am stuck on understanding mass though.
Alice
Great! I do wish there'd be more picture/examples though, to complement the reading.
Shane
Contains a lot of different facts about Earth and Space. A good reference tool.
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