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This review is from: Introductory Astronomy and Astrophysics (Saunders Golden Sunburst Series) (Hardcover)
The book is more thorough than it's competitor "Astronomy, A physical perspective" by Marc Kutler.
With thinner paper it is slimmer but has about 100 pages more than its competition. Both look at astronomy from a physical perspective and therefore are not simple popular reading but do pose the physical questions and equations.
The order of topics in both cases is starting from the solar system and ending at the rim of the known universe.
The book, with its b/w illustrations, is a little dated with its 4th edition of 1998 whereas the "physical perspective" first edition dates from 2003 and uses colour in abundance. Both are great books to dive a little deeper into astronomy. The "astrophysics" is a slightly heavier read.