As all DK books are good this one does not disappoint for a general astronomy book. It is very good for an interested young teanager and is a good for general interest in the subject. Too many pages given over to star charts that have little relevance to the amature astronomer, however I enjoyed the book given it's low and cost good quality illustrations and to the point revision if you have read much before, and if not an excellent start!!. Just a good addition to the amature astronemers library.
This was a present for my 14 year old grandson who wants to be an astrophysicist. I bought it for him for holiday reading and I wasn't sure if it was appropriate for a 2 week holiday in Minorca - but I did notice that he packed it in his suitcase. I am not particularly interested in astronomy but the usual DK layout is so attractive that I found myself reading it before I gave it to him.