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Astronomica - Book Review


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My good friend Dave recently gave me a very large and heavy hardback Astronomy book titled Astronomica. This book is 13" x 16" on the sides and 2" thick! I just placed it on the scale and it's a hefty 10 lbs. Man this book is heavy, but truly beautiful to look at,read, and enjoy. On the front it has a beautiful photo of the Orion nebula (M42) and the words GALAXIES, PLANETS, STARS, CONSTELLATION CHARTS, SPACE EXPLORATION. I guess this is the time to mention it's published by Millennium House with a forward by Sir Patrick Moore with Possessor Fred Watson the chief consultant. Copyrighted 2007 ISBN: 978-1-921209-16-1.

When I was in grade school 35+ years ago, the very outdated world atlas would steal me away from my school work. It was easy to get lost in all the information, pictures, maps, foldouts, and illustrations and was easy to justify that the stuff to be learned in that atlas was better then the stuff in my text book. This book has the same affect and now I have one of my very own and it's all about Astronomy. Right now the book is on my coffee table ready for conversation. It's going to be fun turning the pages (all 576) and discovering all the wonders of the universe both natural and man made. I would recommend this book for anyone that wants to be wowed and loves all aspects of Astronomy. Thanks Dave! PS: In your lap this book is a beast and will put your legs asleep. A table is a better situation.






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