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The Story of Astronomy by Peter Aughton
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Nov 01, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: history, science
Recommended for: Anyone with an interest in astronomy or cosmology
Read from September 12 to November 01, 2012 — I own a copy , read count: 1

This is an excellent book for anyone who is interested in the history of astronomy. It covers from the very earliest days of man looking into the night sky and wondering about the twinkling lights through to the latest research into dark matter and dark energy (although the book was published in 2008, so the latest information is a few years old now).

It is written for those who may not have a background in science, and it doesn't require any great mathematical ability to be able to follow and digest the information provided - I can only recall one page having any equations, other than Einstein's famous equation on the relationship between mass and energy.

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