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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
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 5 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 8 months ago by robuck
Guide to Earth and Space did not hold my interest because the material was highly involved and that made the book hard to read and difficult to follow. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Mary Jill Van Heel
Dr. Asimov's non-fiction is always informative and educational as well as being entertaining. He is superb at keeping his discussions clear and not overly technical.Published 21 months ago by Gerald L. Wiles