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Moore and Lintott�s GCSE Astronomy - A High Recommendation
on 4 October 2002
As a teacher of science and maths with students ranging in age from 13 to 84, if there's anything I've learned about selecting textbooks, it's this: it is very, very rare that a text comes along that not only presents its subject matter with clarity and wit, but actively engages the imagination and inspires the mind. Moore and Lintott's GCSE Astronomy is just such a text.
The narrative style is friendly, conversational, and inviting; sometimes delightfully playful. The material is extremely accessible without compromising information content or attention to detail. The authors assume no previous experience with astronomy, but avoid the all-too-common errors of tragic over-simplification or stuffy condescension. And, perhaps most importantly of all, it's the kind of book to which one returns, long after one's studies are complete, because it's interesting, it's alive, and it's just so darn fun to read.
I recommend it unreservedly to students, teachers, and anyone who has an ounce curiosity about the world around them.