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Star-Craving Mad: Tales from a Travelling Astronomer

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A journey through time and space with Australia's best known astronomer, Fred Watson
ebook, 348 pages
Published February 1st 2013 by Allen & Unwin Australia
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Magdalena
If there is such a thing as a celebrity astronomer, Fred Watson is it. He’s created a powerful link between the general public’s desire to know more about the universe we live in and the complex and often esoteric world of the professional. Part of the reason for this is Watson’s warmth which lends accessibility and humour to his topics. The popularity is also due to the obvious delight he takes in his subject matter and the clarity of his prose, as he covers topics as complex as the development ...more
Nikki Balzer
found this both fascinating and slow going. got caught up in the jargon and sometimes had no idea what the author was on about but in other areas Fred Watson's writing style was really easy to understand . guess that's just the subject manner not always lending itself to dumbing down . well worth a read.
Bill Porter
I like the approach Fred has taken in writing this book. Not overloaded with turgid science, and interwoven with travellers tales. It worked for me because he gathers together enough of the history, the science, the people, the church, the geography and the future to sustain interest from cover to cover.
Flissc
loved the history of the telescope info, gentle wander through astrophysics, astronomy, cosmology and particle physics with just enough about string theory to not make me vague out... seriously, string theory is where I lose the plot with physics... though I am glad so many physicists love it.
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