- Paperback: 620 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 4 edition (August 12, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 110768756X
- ISBN-13: 978-1107687561
- Product Dimensions: 9 x 1 x 11.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 32 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #206,912 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"...the work of two great astronomers and top teachers... clear and concise. This is the text I would use for my introductory astronomy course"
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"... this is a great book as a scientific yet accessible introduction to astronomy, and likewise as a collection of interesting and beautiful figures and images which are interesting and fun to look at, even without much reading. The paper and the print are of very high quality ... It can be recommended to a broad readership with a general interest in astronomy, also as an accompanying book for related undergraduate courses."
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A grand mix of science and history, augmented by easy-to-understand diagrams and self-study sections, this is a remarkably complete survey of the great and most pertinent developments in modern astronomy. It's an even better guide for especially curious students, as the text provides great direction for further reading.
The first sections on the nature of science and pseudo-science should be required reading for everyone.
Absolutely recommended for students and citizen-scientists alike.
"Understanding the Universe" consists of 96 lectures on 16 CD's. Probably the best course I have ever taken.
The book is co-authored by Prof. Filippenko, who is a wonderful lecturer and teacher!
extremely well presented.
clear and updated with latest findings,
clear drawings, multiple photos and illustration.
makes studying and reading it a pleasant intellectual experience
One problem. For the size and weight of this book it really should be a hardcover.