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30-Second Astronomy: The 50 Most Mindblowing Discoveries in Astronomy, Each Explained in Half a Minute Hardcover – 4 Jul 2013

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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Icon Books Ltd (4 July 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184831597X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848315976
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 1.7 x 23.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 100,616 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'If you struggled with Stephen Hawking's book about Big Bang and gave up halfway through Brian Cox's programmes about the solar system, then this book could be for you. It really does deliver elementary particle-sized nuggets designed to be read in 30 seconds on 50 subjects, from The Big Bang to the search for life on another planet.' -- Katie Law Evening Standard

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Editor Dr. Francois Fressin, of the Harvard- Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is one of a team of astronomers working as part of NASA's Kepler mission. Dr. Fressin discovered the first Earth-sized planets orbiting a star other than the Sun.

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I'm going to stick with the theme and type this review in 30 seconds.

A brilliant book, especially for those with only enough time on their hands to dream about that which lies beyond our World's atmosphere. Martin Rees' other books are fab too- I'm sure you will find something to interest you.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By AJS on 30 July 2013
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Not exactly mind blowing as described! Could have been explained in simpler terms. A little disappointing to say the least
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Astronomical !!! 3 Sept. 2014
By Rockstar - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
An excellent astronomy primer covering the essential aspects of the field. It concisely covers the planets, the solar system, the stars, the Milky Way, the universe, space and time, and other worlds (astrobiology); and it does so in about 160 pages. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, and I am sure that I will refer to it often.
Solid introduction to the mechanics of outer space 6 Aug. 2014
By Naja Tau - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This is a clear, simple book for beginners to astronomy. It introduces most of the basics. Every page has beautiful illustrations and designs! Not bad.
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