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Asimov has now published at least 460 books and his list continues to grow. In this one, he tells us what scientists know today about the nature of the universe. He does so through 111 short (two- or three-page) chapters, each headed by a simple question: "What is sunlight?"; "What are stars?"; "How old is the universe?"; etc. The answers include historical background and current theory, presented in simple, easy-to-read terms. Although most of this is familiar ground to regular readers of scientific books and magazines, it is a fine introduction to modern astronomical theory for the intellectually curious high school student or intelligent but scientifically illiterate adult.
- Harold D. Shane, Baruch Coll., CUNY
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A wide-ranging exploration of our universe -- from "what makes the wind blow?" to "how was the moon formed?" -- in questions-and-answer format, written in vintage Asimov style. "A fine introduction to modern astronomical theory." -- LIBRARY JOURNAL
It's classic Isaac Asimov, all right. But it's about a subject that's still growing and it's a tad out of date. That's all.Published 14 days ago by Mark Laing
This is Asimov writing for the novice with an interest in science. I bought for the Earth science ideas because of global warming; he has a different take on global warming, but... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Great book, got it for my 11 year old and luckily it corresponded with some of school topics he was studding. Great susses now he is asking for similar book :)Published 6 months ago by Michurin
An easy to read rational and clearly written history of how we discovered knowledge of the greater world around us. Read morePublished 9 months ago by robuck