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"An excellent presentation of fundamental astronomy."
on November 11, 1998
Discovering the Universe is an excellent presentation of fundamental astronomy facts and principles. A major book for amateur astronomers.
William Kaufmann III writes in a clear and concise style, making complex data and theories understandable to the layperson. No sophisticated math or physics backgrounds are required. Yet, he treats complex topics, such as Stellar Evolution, the Origin of the Solar System, etc. in a comprehensive manner. This book will serve as a lasting reference book for your library.
A CD-ROM is included which contains the entire text of the book.