The first 2 below are not strictly astronomy books, although both touch on many things astronomical and include chapters on famous figures like Newton and Galileo and other important historical astronomy discoveries and concepts along with chapters on time and evolution and atomic theory and philosophy, etc., etc.
Astronomy/Philosophy/Historical Science, etc...
1. The Ascent of Man: by Jacob Bronowski
2. The Seven Mysteries of Life: by Guy Murchie
Strictly Astronomy Books…
3. Cosmos: by Carl Sagan
4. The Soul of the Night: by Chet Raymo
5. The Pocket Sky Atlas, Jumbo Edition: Sky Publishing
The Pocket Sky Atlas will be needed because the first thing I would pick BEFORE the above books would be my Takahashi TSA 120 refractor.
Edited by bobhen, 23 August 2020 - 06:05 AM.