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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.