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on 24 March 2016
Excellently written book for levels between GCSE and under-graduate. Nicely laid out with aims/learning objectives at the start of the chapters, assignments and questions [with answers at the back] and exam type questions too!

The book however does not cover The Solar System per say.

The first part deals with the history of Astronomy - People and ideas:
The development of Astronomy with a three history chapters on the main characters from Copernicus to Einstein and also the ancient views etc.

The second part deals with Observation and measurement:
Optics/telescopes are discussed at length with radio astronomy/future development/spectroscopy etc.
Inverse square law is dealt with/classification of stars and measuring astronomical distances - parallax etc.

The third part deals with Cosmology/Galaxies/Life Cycle of Stars.

At the end are some examination questions, useful data, mathematical formulae and resources/useful books/sites etc.

One of the best books I have read....not too heavy and keeps the interest going.

I bought mine second hand....well worth it if you can get a good copy!

In the description it says it has only 1 page, but I did some research before I bought a copy....it has 168 pages.
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on 23 March 2014
Even though it's not specific to my course it has all the information I need, very well explained and easy to understand. I paid £0.09 for the book itself and it arrived within 3 days in excellent condition. Really chuffed. I really recommend this book.
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on 10 September 2016
An old but very useful book.
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