"Written in an accessible style that avoids complex mathematics, and illustrated in color throughout, this book is suitable for self-study and will appeal to amateur astronomers as well as undergraduate students." Astronomical Society of the Pacific
"The authors have achieved a great deal by producing a comprehensible textbook with very little mathematics. The chapters on cosmology are bang up-to-date, and succeed in putting across challenging concepts in an understandable way. The book is also well-illustrated and very nicely produced." Professor Alan Heavens, University of Edinburgh
This textbook has been designed by a team of experts for introductory university courses in astronomy and astrophysics. Beginning with a description of the structure and history of the Milky Way, it introduces normal and active galaxies in general. A wide range of cosmological models are then presented, including a discussion of the Big Bang and Universe expansion. Written in an accessible style that avoids complex mathematics, the book is suitable for self-study and will appeal to amateur astronomers as well as undergraduate students.