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A Fascinating Journey Of Understanding.,
This review is from: The Story of Astronomy: How the universe revealed its secrets (Paperback)
The Story of Astronomy takes us on a journey of Man's understanding, from the early days, of marking the Sun's position as a calendar and using the night sky as a navigation tool, to present day theories of Black Holes and SETI.
I found the chapters concerning how the thinkers of the times interpreted the motions of the Sun and planets, and formulated various theories to describe how the Universe works, particularly interesting.
I would have liked to have seen more illustrations placed within the text, to make the book flow a little easier, rather than in the two groups of plates which have to be flipped back/forward to.
Overall, a well-written book, comprehensive, and comes recommended.