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The whole universe in one book?,
This review is from: An Introduction to Galaxies and Cosmology (Paperback)
An extremely well written introduction to this area of Astronomy. The book is designed as part of a distance learning course and so has many exercises with full solutions. Takes you from the properties of Galaxies to the moment after the big bang with the minimum of mathematics, nothing beyond basic algebra is needed to fully understand the material in this book which will make the book appeal to a very wide audience. Relevant areas of Physics are introduced when needed in blue boxes embedded within the text. The lack of maths may disappoint some readers, but other books in this series take you further with the maths needed for a deeper understanding. There are also companion volumes at the same level covering Stars, Planets and the search for Extra Terrestrial Life. Look at the Open University course S282 S283, S382 and S383 for more details. All the books are on Amazon of course.