Astroquizzical: Solving the Cosmic Puzzles of Our Planets, Stars, and Galaxies: The Illustrated Edition

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This is a fantastic book about our atmosphere, stars and planets, and our galaxy. It’s very interesting, with great photographs. It does an excellent job explaining the different topics. The book is very much like a science textbook but not at all boring or dull. It flows well from topic to topic but you can dip into any chapter and enjoy it without having read the previous ones. It sometimes asks questions and then answers them, which is really fun. For example, what would we see if we replaced the International Space Station with a supercarrier ship – how much more visible would it be? These questions are added to illuminate what they are talking about, and the answers help to make the concept a lot clearer. The pictures are very high definition and full color, and quite beautiful. At the beginning of the book you read how these colors were obtained, as we can’t really get full color photos of galaxies with our current technology because the light these stars produce is not all part of the visible spectrum. This is a great book for anyone who wants to learn more about our galaxy or the stars.

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Author Jillian Scudder
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 224 pages
Publisher The MIT Press
Publish Date 01-Feb-2022
ISBN 9780262046725
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Issue May 2022
Category Science & Nature