Star hunters: The quest to discover the secrets of the universe

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Charts humanity's progress in discovering the nature of the heavens, from prehistoric times to the present, and describes the work of the leading scientists and thinkers in the field

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This volume traces the history of astronomy from prehistoric times up to the present era of space exploration. Undoubtedly, its strongest feature is the beautiful and numerous illustrations. Many of these are color photographs which are displayed to best advantage on the large 8 x 14 pages. The subjects of the illustrations range from ancient Babylonian clay tablets to Renaissance paintings to spacecraft closeups of planets and their satellites. Although the author has some credentials in astronomy, his text is unfortunately brief and very simplistic. Compared to recent works like Herbert Friedman's The Astronomer's Universe ( LJ 4/15/90) and Philip S. Harrington's Touring the Universe Through Binoculars ( LJ 11/1/90), this book is among the best for illustrations but is lamentably weak with respect to text.
- Jack W. Weigel, Univ. of Michigan Lib., Ann Arbor
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