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5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down--makes you want to major in Astronomy, 2 April 1999
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This review is from: Stephen Hawking's Universe: The Cosmos Explained (Paperback)
I watched a tv documentary that initially got me rraelly interested in the universe. I went to the bookstore and I got this as a first book. I started reading it, and couldn't stop!! This book presents the development of science and its discoveries and thought processses in a very logical, clear way. It's analogies are excellent ex. space-time as a plane, pulling of gravity as a hole in that plane, the workings of the particle accelelator as a big slide....I mean this book really helps you visualize the complex mathematical equations of the Great Minds of Newton, Einstein, etc etc. You come to understand�@(not just read about) the challenges and problems cosmoly presented at each step and how they were solved by ingenious minds. I feel like I learned more from the pictures and the analogies in this absorbing book than in any of my classes at my college. This is an excellent book to start learning about astronomy--you MUST get it, it is worth so much more than what you pay!!
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