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A great introduction to a fascinating subject,
This review is from: Cosmology: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) (Paperback)
As a complete newbie to Astronomy, Cosmology, Nuclear physics etc., but feeling I might be interested in it, I found this book to be just a perfect introduction. Its writing style is simple but non-patronizing, and introduced the topics in a logical sequence that keeps the reader's interest going throughout, but does not get bogged down in detail. Clearly there are topics which are only lightly covered and I found myself wanting more depth, but recognizing the ethos of the series this is only to be expected. It was sufficiently challenging that it can stand a second reading, and overall it has given me a real taste for the subject. I have already recommended it to a couple of friends, and will now look for texts which go a bit further.