Isaac Asimov's Guide to Earth and Space

Isaac Asimov's Guide to Earth and Space

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by Isaac Asimov
     
 

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A wide-ranging exploration of our universe -- from "what makes the wind blow?" to "how was the moon formed?" -- in questions-and-answer format, written in vintage Asimov style. "A fine introduction to modern astronomical theory." -- LIBRARY JOURNAL


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A wide-ranging exploration of our universe -- from "what makes the wind blow?" to "how was the moon formed?" -- in questions-and-answer format, written in vintage Asimov style. "A fine introduction to modern astronomical theory." -- LIBRARY JOURNAL


From the Paperback edition.

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Library Journal
Asimov has now published at least 460 books and his list continues to grow. In this one, he tells us what scientists know today about the nature of the universe. He does so through 111 short (two- or three-page) chapters, each headed by a simple question: ``What is sunlight?''; ``What are stars?''; ``How old is the universe?''; etc. The answers include historical background and current theory, presented in simple, easy-to-read terms. Although most of this is familiar ground to regular readers of scientific books and magazines, it is a fine introduction to modern astronomical theory for the intellectually curious high school student or intelligent but scientifically illiterate adult.-- Harold D. Shane, Baruch Coll., CUNY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307792273
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/27/2011
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
373,258
File size:
3 MB

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