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3.0 out of 5 stars A mistake, 27 Feb. 2012
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I bought this book last year, and have really enjoyed it for the text and photographs. One small negative, though. I noticed that Mercury was stated as being the SECOND smallest planet, when it's now the smallest after Pluto was downgraded to a dwarf planet in 2006. It was probably text carried over from previous editions, so an understandable error, but I was a little disappointed with the book because of this. I emailed them to highlight the error, and they were extremely gracious, thanking me, and saying that they appreciated all input from members of the public, and would correct the error in their next edition. I would buy the same book again, despite the small hiccup, as it's an excellent all-rounder.
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Initial post: 2 Jul 2012 12:43:27 BDT
Bookworm says:
So why 3 stars if that's your only complaint?

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Aug 2013 16:53:29 BDT
SWJ says:
It's an encyclopaedia. I expected accuracy. My depth of knowledge of astronomy is very small, so if I can find a mistake, there may be others. That's why.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 May 2015 11:41:42 BDT
zx50 says:
You only found one fault though. One star off would have been enough. Anyway, the new edition's out now.
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