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New Stars For Old: Stories from the History of Ast&hellip by Marc Read
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Definitely get this!

I downloaded the sample chapter last night and meant to take a quick look, but then just read the entire thing.

Marc Read does a great job of bringing his astronomer to life while adding in bits and pieces of the science involved. The first line of the introduction is "Science is done by people" and that is just what Read portrays so well. And the science is explained well enough that the lay person can understand it easily without much extra thought.

I especially love the 'Notes' section (which follows each chapter) -- Read gives us a summary of what in the fictional chapter is real and a bit of historical background. I like to know… Read more