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Rough Guide to the Universe (Rough Guide Specials)
Rough Guide to the Universe (Rough Guide Specials)
by John Scalzi
Edition: Paperback

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4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Guide to the Solar system, 2 Oct. 2011
Firstly this is a fascinating and well written book. The only reason I gave it four stars is that it isn't really a guide to the universe. About 3/4 of the book (not including the last section on star charts) is about our solar system, the plants and their orbits as well as it's formation. Don't get me wrong this is a very good read, jam packet with great information but the other 1/4 about the big bang, MACHO's, WIMP's and dark energy and black holes is very basic. Things like the 4 force, relativity, quantum mechanics, inflation, string theory aren't mentioned. If that's the sort of thing your looking for I recommend the fabric of the cosmos by Brian Greene or Black Holes, Worm Holes and Time machines by Jim al-khalili.


The Rough Guide To Climate Change (Rough Guides Reference Titles)
The Rough Guide To Climate Change (Rough Guides Reference Titles)
by Bob Henson
Edition: Paperback

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5.0 out of 5 stars Rough is the wrong word, 10 Sept. 2011
I'm a big fan of the Rough Guide reference series and already own a fair few (which are great), but this one stands out amounts them.

Robert Henson has done fantastic job, he covers almost all of the issues related to climate change from science to politics and unlike the name suggest it is hardly a rough guide and goes into quite a lot of detail.

If you are interested in CC I strongly recommend this book. The Rough Guide to the Energy Crisis is a good follow up/complementary read. I'm off to buy the Rough Guide to Weather.


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