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Why Is Uranus Upside Down?: And Other Questions About the Universe

3.45 of 5 stars 3.45  ·  rating details  ·  22 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Have you ever wondered what dark matter is or why galaxies collide? Or why the Moon is gradually drifting away from Earth? Space is really, really big, as Douglas Adams once pointed out, and there is no better guide to it than Fred Watson, astronomer to the stars. Fred Watson has taken the many, many questions that have been asked by listeners of his popular, long-running ...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published January 10th 2007 by Allen & Unwin (first published 2007)
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Who says that talking about the universe can't be factual AND humorous at the same time?

Even if you are not a total astronomy nerd like me, I think you would find this a fun and enjoyable read. ;)
Bharath Ramakrishnan
This has answers to a series of questions asked by radio listeners. Does cover typical questions but even on the question which is the title of the book, the details are sketchy. An average read
Tim Heywood
Effectively reads as short stories, since this is a collection of everything anyone wants to know about life, the universe and everything factual about space (yes, it does include a few Douglas Adams quotes). A well written humourous yet serious look at what makes the universe tick, explaining principles in terms a lot simpler than textbooks and other authors I've come across before...
Shaun Hately
Well written, and enjoyable, but more basic than I expected. That's not a fault - there are plenty of people for whom it would be really helpful, but for some reason I was expecting more advanced material - perhaps because of the credentials of the author.
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