Astronomy for GCSE Paperback – 1 Feb 2001
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As a beginner, I find the explanations often unclear and confusing. It takes a while to get used to PM's style of writing, of which, you'll either love or hate.
The diagrams are good, but everything including the photos, is in b & w. The layout could be improved, for example, with subheadings so you don't end up scanning the whole chapter for an explanation.
All in all, a disappointing book and not recommended for beginners.
The narrative style is friendly, conversational, and inviting; sometimes delightfully playful. The material is extremely accessible without compromising information content or attention to detail. The authors assume no previous experience with astronomy, but avoid the all-too-common errors of tragic over-simplification or stuffy condescension. And, perhaps most importantly of all, it's the kind of book to which one returns, long after one's studies are complete, because it's interesting, it's alive, and it's just so darn fun to read.
I recommend it unreservedly to students, teachers, and anyone who has an ounce curiosity about the world around them.
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A useful guide to have when studying for your GCSE in astronomy - but also a good beginner's guide even if you're not studying for an exam, as it breaks the subject down into... Read morePublished on 11 Aug. 2013 by MoonDancer
Book only cost £12.95 Brand New !!!! you really are having a giraffe !!! Patrick Moore would be turning in his grave !!! Read morePublished on 21 Jun. 2013 by Astro Nut
I bought this book to help my son with his GCSE revision. There are very few books out there on GCSE level astronomy (only one exam board offers it I think), however this is an... Read morePublished on 13 May 2009 by Mr. Alan Southall
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