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The Rough Guide to the Universe (Rough Guide Reference)

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Whether you’re a novice or a more experienced astronomer, The Rough Guide to The Universe is indispensable. The truth may or may not be out there, but space is the place to look, and the Rough Guide to the Universe takes it all in, from our own moon to the furthest frontiers of the known universe - and then speculates about what lies beyond. This fascinating guide is not m ...more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published May 5th 2008 by Rough Guides
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Cale
Oct 02, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is outside my normal reading selections, but it was written by John Scalzi, so I gave it a try. I enjoyed it more than I normally would - it's basically a field guide to star-watching, which isn't that enjoyable to read in daylight on a bus. The first half of the book is very informative, though, and the second half would be useful if I were starwatching.
Stacy
Sep 30, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I loved this. John Scalzi is a great read for fun sci fi stories and having him give a basic, understandable explanation of the universe was fabulous. 3 1/2 stars for the book, with an extra half star because it was written by a fiction author.
Simon
Apr 22, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very informative, good to brush up on the facts.
lita
Feb 07, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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lupa meng-add buku ini, meski dah berpindah tangan :D
Jade
Oct 07, 2013 rated it liked it
Full of interesting facts for stargazers!
Marchel
A nice guide for every stargazer.
Nice explanation about our own star-system.
Star charts for every star constellation from A to Z.
Wirotomo Nofamilyname
lupa nge-add, padahal sudah dipinjamkan ke dua orang, dan sudah balik kembali ckckck.
lumayan untuk tahu-tahu dikit tentang alam semesta dimana kita tinggal. :-)
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John Scalzi, having declared his absolute boredom with biographies, disappeared in a puff of glitter and lilac scent.

(If you want to contact John, using the mail function here is a really bad way to do it. Go to his site and use the contact information you find there.)
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