Stephen Durr

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 77% (116 of 151)
Location: England
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 187,599 - Total Helpful Votes: 116 of 151
Sources of Mathematical Discovery by Lorraine Mottershead
Sources of Mathematical Discovery by Lorraine Mottershead
Just bought this book second hand for 4.99. Really interesting puzzles and you will need a notebook and pencil to work them out. Anyone interested in mathematical patterns will find this book useful. Look around in your second hand bookshops and you will find a much cheaper copy than the rip off prices shown above, its well worth the search.
Adventures in the Science of Cosmology by Ken Dixon
If you know very little about astronomy then this book will hopefully answer many questions you may have, and guide you through the many strange and wonderful objects out there in the cosmos. The few equations are kept simple and the author explains them in great detail. A great introduction for kids of all ages.
A Student's Guide to the Mathematics of Astronomy by Daniel Fleisch
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
This book is a little gem and worth every penny. I think Dan & Julia have done a great job in explaining much of the mathematics you will need in any introductory level astronomy class. Anyone doing GCSE astronomy here in England would be well advised to buy a copy, there are many examples and also a web site with much more, including video sections with helpful hints and examples. Work through the sections and your maths will improve and therefore, so will your understanding of astronomy. Steve Durr.