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Not bad but the illustrations and photos are a bit of a let down,
This review is from: Wonders of the Solar System (Hardcover)
Don't get me wrong, I am a great admirer of Brian Cox but it seems that the BBC are trying to squeeze every ounce out of him at the moment. I have to say that the text of this book is excellent, very readable, explanations and descriptions nice and clear but I'm afraid that the format, the fussy illustrations, the limited choice of photographs of the planets themselves but, and I hate to say it, loads of pictures of the ubiquitous Prof Cox staring wistfully into space, somewhat detracts from the experience for me. I would have to recommend the Dorling Kindersley book .Space: From Earth to the Edge of the Universe (DK) over this one if you are after an astronomy related coffee table book this Christmas. For the price and with some beautiful photographs this is the one to go for.
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Initial post: 11 Oct 2010 23:42:27 BDT
J. McGhee says:
Thanks for the recommendation.
In reply to an earlier post on 21 Nov 2010 20:36:49 GMT
This was really helpful. The books sounds good.
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