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A disappointing book for beginners
on 8 April 2007
Unfortunately this is the only proper textbook for GCSE Astronomy, and its pretty disappointing to say the least.
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.