Decent read. I'm a teacher and I find the text very stimulating for my students. The book has no pictures but has decent text and would definitely recommend this to anyone who is interested in astronomy. I dont agree with Mr Braunstein's review, I teach astronomy, I recommend this book to anyone. Well done Mr Shakespeare!!
This is a disappointing and rambling affair which reads like it has been transcribed directly from a dictaphone and as such is in desperate need of a good edit. The information is there but the noise to content ratio is so high that this information is lost rendering the text unreadable. Fortunately there are a lot of good books about the solar system out there it is just a shame that this isn't one of them.