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Blast off for the stars in Don't Know Much About "RM" Space! Readers will discover who first charted the stars, why people believed that Earth was the center of the universe, and how astronauts may lead us to become pioneers on other planets.
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published August 1st 2001 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published July 24th 2001)
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Laura
I thought it was funny how Kenneth is writing about all the things that we used to believe about space and he jokes how stupid we were. Then he goes on to explain what we now know is true and I'm thinking, "ha, yeah right!" Because - who knows - in 200 years people are going to be laughing at us for what we believed now. This book was also incredibly hard to get through, I almost fell asleep a couple times. While most of his books are humorous educational reads, I didn't care for this one a bit, ...more
Mao Mao
Mar 22, 2016 Mao Mao rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I like the don't know much about series. It has questions and answers. The questions are simple, but the answers are complicated. This book reveals a lot of info that I had never known. Some stars look like they are twins, but they are not binary stars! It's just like three dots almost on the same line, but the dots are very far apart. After the Hubble telescope was sent out, some scientists discovered that the main mirror had a tiny but serious error. A fraction of the width of a hair! It cause ...more
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Apr 07, 2015 Richard rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
fine primer.
Budd Turner
Jan 21, 2016 Budd Turner rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: astronomy, science, space
Good for learning/teaching space science and having not taken any astronomy courses in college.
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Kenneth C. Davis is the New York Times bestselling author of the Don't Know Much About® series of books and audios for adults and children. The first title in the series, Don't Know Much About® History became a New York Times bestseller in 1991 and remained on the paperback list for 35 consecutive weeks. It has since been revised several times and now has more than 1.6 million copies in print.

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