"A truly astonishing book, invaluable for anyone with an interest in astronomy and surely the bargain of the year." -- Physics Bulletin
"Just the thing for a first year university science course." -- Nature
"This is a beautiful book in both concept and execution." -- Sky & Telescope
About the Author
Frank Shu is a Professor of Astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his PhD from Harvard University in 1968. Shu has written a number of expository articles for the lay public, and is the author of The Physics of Astrophysics, Volumes I and II. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and Academia Sinica.