- Hardcover: 238 pages
- Publisher: Bonanza Books; Bonanza 1979 ed edition (December 12, 1988)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 051727924X
- ISBN-13: 978-0517279243
- Package Dimensions: 9 x 6.2 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,076,907 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Asimov On Astronomy Hardcover – December 12, 1988
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Everytime I find a new person interested in astronomy, I come to Amazon to scrounge up a used copy of "Asimov on Astronomy" and give it to them. The book is obviously dated and new things have been discovered since the last printing in 1979; however, much of the book talks about things that do not change with time.
Hopefully, the books will be brought upto date and reprinted again. Thanks, Isaac!
He has other books which provide an easy and complete introduction to Astronomy, and if you want an overview you should read one of these. However if you want to have your interest piqued, this selection of essays cover some varied and interesting astronomical topics that you might not find treated elsewhere, and which always begin with a thoughtful idea or premise.
This book is an example of his conversational style at its best! Highly recommended.