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Although Astronomy has been around for more than 5,500 years, astronomers say that we've learned more than 90% of what we know about the universe in just the last 50-and much of that in the last decade! The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Astronomy, Fourth Edition, continues to be the most comprehensive introduction to the topic, covering all the latest a...more
Paperback, Fourth Edition, 352 pages
Published March 4th 2008 by Alpha (first published September 18th 1998)
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Since the beginning of time humankind has been fascinated about the earth, sun, moon, stars, planets, --in sum, the cosmos in general. It does make sense, we didn't have anything other to do to entertain ourselves. Stargazing seemed to be the most logical thing to do. Is it really surprising to hear that astronomy is the oldest known science, which is still modern? Nope.

After I read a relatively short book explaining the stars, universe, planets, meteors, moon, eclipses, etc. in simp...more
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Jun 14, 2008 Jesse rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: those interested in learning more about the universe's formation.
I bought this book in hopes of learning more about viewing the celestial bodies surrouding earth and our solar system. Instead this book provides a good lesson on Cosmology. From the Big Bang, to the coalescence of super stars, the formation of planets and guesstimates for the future are all detailed for the layman. I really enjoyed this book despite its lack of focus on practical backyard astronomy. I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn more about the history of our universe.
Lady Grace
This book was very helpful in preparing me for my Astronomy DSST test. I would definately recommend it!
Papajack
You always learn something from these quick looks into a complex subject. This was no exception.
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Awesome introductory book to what turned into an excellent hobby for me and my nieces!
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