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A marvelous book for anyone, not just fans of science
on June 13, 2012
This book is a page turner. The material presented in this book ranges from some pretty deep science (all of which presented in a fantastically understandable manner) to common stories and how they relate to the sun. I found myself sharing much of the information in this book with my wife, who doesn't really find science and astronomy fascinating the way I do, and she actually enjoyed it.
As other reviews have noted, some of his facts tend to be over statements about certain things. What I mean by this is his enthusiasm for the subject can sometimes cause him to make statements that aren't entirely accurate, rather just filled with a little excitement. That being said, it in no way detracts from the experience. When he says a supernova explosion is the most powerful force in the universe, he is filled with excitement, as it is one of the most powerful but not quite numbber one. Small things like that add to the vision of the book and aren't made as main take away points of the book.
He occasionally comes off as calling different religions or beliefs as ignorant, though put in an indirect fashion. These occurrences are rare and sometimes he even highlights different religions or references a Creator.
Overall, small errors rarely pop up and this book is great. I recommend this to anyone at all interested in our Sun or even why things are how they are on our planet.