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Cosmic Adventure: More Secrets from the Night Sky

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Have you ever wondered what happened before the Big Bang, or how we would colonize Mars, or what an alien invasion might really be like? Astronomer Bob Berman has, and in Cosmic Adventure, a collection of twenty-six profound to outrageous essays, he takes readers on a mind-bending tour of the universe, including our own planet Earth. From the most extraordinary cosmic phen ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published March 1st 2000 by Quill (first published November 4th 1998)
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Aug 09, 2007 jaccimae rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: those that respect astronomy and often wonder
Incredible read....and to think there exists a person who actually believed they could buy the sun! Anyone intereested in naming a star? When I met Bob Berman he captured me and all other thoughts, troubled as they were, seem to disappear for awhile. I will always treasure what he wrote for me.."With wishes for clear skies". I do believe better days are in store for me and my loved ones.
I've been reading Bob Berman's columns in Astronomy Magazine for years now. He has a gift for looking at everyday occurances from a new perspective, and making them incredibly interesting. He has applied that skill to this book. I have more than a layman's knowledge of Astronomy, but I learned something new on every page.
Yay space! Although I didn't understand all of it, this was fun and interesting. It's written in short, independent chapters melding scientific tidbits and the author's personal life history.
Very engaging and informative. Teaches you the part of astronomy that you get in school unless you take a specialized class.
really enjoy this author
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Bob Berman is one of America's top astronomy writers. For many years, he wrote the popular "Night Watchman" column for Discover magazine. He is currently a columnist for Astronomy magazine and a host on NPR's Northeast Public Radio, and he is the science editor of the Old Farmer's Almanac.
More about Bob Berman...
The Sun's Heartbeat: And Other Stories from the Life of the Star That Powers Our Planet Zoom: How Everything Moves: From Atoms and Galaxies to Blizzards and Bees Secrets of the Night Sky: Most Amazing Things in the Universe You Can See with the Naked Eye, The Strange Universe: The Weird and Wild Science of Everyday Life--on Earth and Beyond Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness Are the Keys to Understanding the True Nature of the Universe

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