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5.0 out of 5 stars This book has everything you would want to know.
This book is state of the art in information. It can answer any possible question you can ask about astronomy. It is a thick heavy hard covered book. I spent two hours just reading the captions of over 500 pictures and learned things I never thought about. Get it.
Published on December 26, 2002 by James Judson Peebles Jr.

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2.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful book, but full of errors
Oxford University Press has published a visually spectacular and comprehensive astronomy encyclopedia for the lay-person. They have made liberal use of recent Hubble Space Telescope images to produce a truly beautiful book. However, the number of errors ranging from mistaken numbers, to misattributed photographs, to confused sentences is surprising. Perhaps a second...
Published on April 22, 2003 by A. R. Mccleary


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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book has everything you would want to know., December 26, 2002
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This book is state of the art in information. It can answer any possible question you can ask about astronomy. It is a thick heavy hard covered book. I spent two hours just reading the captions of over 500 pictures and learned things I never thought about. Get it.
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13 of 18 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful book, but full of errors, April 22, 2003
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Oxford University Press has published a visually spectacular and comprehensive astronomy encyclopedia for the lay-person. They have made liberal use of recent Hubble Space Telescope images to produce a truly beautiful book. However, the number of errors ranging from mistaken numbers, to misattributed photographs, to confused sentences is surprising. Perhaps a second edition will clean up these problems.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Comprehensive Book, June 10, 2006
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A great reference book for anyone's home library. Beautifully illustrated and well indexed subject matter. Found only a few less than obvious errors and understandably a little out-of-date but given its broadly covered topical nature and huge page content it is a magnificent collaborative production. A very handy reference for teachers or anyone with an interest in astronomy.
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