"Your Cosmic Context" is the best cosmology book I have read, and I've read more than a dozen. It is well suited for anyone interested in the latest discoveries in this fascinating field.
I've taught college astronomy for 30 years and am delighted that Duncan and Tyler have written an introduction to cosmology book that is thought provoking, gracefully written, informative and well designed. Unlike most textbooks, "Your Cosmic Context" provokes the reader to ponder the Big Questions such as "What is the universe made of?" and "How did consciousness arise?" and "What is the future of the universe?" 'Your Cosmic Context" is marketed as a textbook, but can be enjoyed by anyone curious about the universe we call home.
The book opens with an excellent introduction to the sky we see and explains how we have arrived at our current understanding of our place in the cosmos. For the math-phobic, all equations are explained in words and the reader comes to realize that mathematics is a language that can be easily understood by the non-scientist.
'"Your Cosmic Context" is a refreshing addition to the field of cosmology written by two young Ph.D cosmologists who studied at the University of Chicago, one of the most prestigious universities for cosmology research in the world.
This book is up to date, a pleasure to read and visually stunning. I give it a 5 star rating.