4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Easy read style maintaining adult attitude,
This review is from: Clocks in the Sky: The Story of Pulsars (Springer Praxis Books / Popular Astronomy) (Paperback)
This book is well written in a friendly-style that retains respect for the readers' intelligence. This book will appeal to undergraduates and informed popular-science readers. It is technical but absolutely intrigues the reader with the extremes of the pulsar environs.
I find some popular-science books too simplistic and they have the roughage taken out of them. I do not agree with the quote by Hawkins that for every formula in a book a percentage of readers are lost.
I value some maths and figures despite struggling with simple algebraic manipulation.
Diagrams are present, though sparse, more would be welcome. There are numerous pointers to other sources of information.
Springer Praxis are good at this type of book.
A little pricey in this format, I would expect a hardback at this price. This high price may loose some readers.