Academic journal article Science Scope

The Handy Astronomy Answer Book, 3rd Ed

Academic journal article Science Scope

The Handy Astronomy Answer Book, 3rd Ed

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By Charles Liu. $21.95. 368 pp. Visible Ink. Canton, MI. 2013. ISBN: 9781578594191.

Have a question about astronomy? Is there anything you've always wondered about or been asked by a student and couldn't answer? Then this is the book for you. The format is unique in that it is arranged in a question-and-answer setup and starts with basic, general questions before going progressively deeper into various aspects of astronomy.

Even if readers' questions are answered in the first part of a section, I believe most will keep reading, as each answer flows logically and builds upon answers to previous questions. The author entices readers to continue through the text as the story of the universe unfolds. Charts, maps, and small, colorful illustrations are included. There are star charts, as well, though you must have good eyesight to read them, as the print is tiny.

The topics covered include astronomy fundamentals, the universe, galaxies, stars, the solar system, Earth and the Moon, space programs, astronomy today, exploring the solar system, and life in the universe. …

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