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Psychology
     

Psychology

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by Sten F. Odenwald
 
Organized around such topics as the sun, the origin of the universe, the solar system, telescopes and star gazing, and strange sightings, "The Astronomy Cafe" enables readers to quickly find a question similar to their own and get an answer--without having to wade through long, technical essays. Color photos. Illustrations. Glossary. Index.

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Organized around such topics as the sun, the origin of the universe, the solar system, telescopes and star gazing, and strange sightings, "The Astronomy Cafe" enables readers to quickly find a question similar to their own and get an answer--without having to wade through long, technical essays. Color photos. Illustrations. Glossary. Index.

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Booknews
Based on the "Ask the Astronomer" section of the author's Web site, the book answers the most popular (not necessarily the most intelligent) questions asked. Organized around topics such as the sun, the origin of the universe, and telescopes and star gazing, questions include whether an asteroid will hit the earth in the near future, what the inside of a black hole might look like, and what existed in space before the Big Bang. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Choice
The book is valuable...nowhere more so than in its inclusion of questions commonly asked but ignored in most introductory courses and texts. A useful second book for such a course.
New Scientist
Some [of the questions] are run-of-the-mill.... Others are genuinely original.... I like Odenwald's willingness to admit defeat. Why did nature produce a big bang? What is time? Do other dimensions exist? 'We simply don't know,' he confesses.... [This] is an enlightening and entertaining book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780716732785
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
04/17/1998
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.09(h) x 0.73(d)

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Psychology 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has a lot of great info for the early astronomer and the old expert astronomer. It answers a lot of questions very precisely.