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Cosmic Adventure: A Renegade Astronomer's Guide To Our World And Beyond
by Bob Berman
Bob Berman takes you on a stellar journey in this collection of twenty-five essays that display a lively mix of science, astounding facts, personal anecdotes, and sheer playfulness. Complex, mind-stretching scientific topics become understandable in human terms as Berman links astronomy to our lives. He explores strange new mysteries raised by recent discoveries, and cover ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published October 21st 1998 by William Morrow
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Aug 09, 2007 jaccimae rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
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.
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...