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Don't Know Much about the Universe: Everything You Need to Know about the Cosmos But Never Learned

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From the ancients who charted the stars, to Jules Verne and Flash Gordon, to The X-Files, Apollo 13, and Armageddon, subjects engaging the heavens and outer space have intrigued people through the ages. And yet so many of us look up at the night sky and have to admit that we are totally in the dark when it comes to the most basic facts about the heavens.

Into the void steps Kenneth C. Davis with the latest addition to his bestselling and critically acclaimed DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT® series. Don't Know Much About® the Universe is a lively and readable guide to the discoveries, theories, and real people that have shaped space exploration, from the beginning of civilization to the present. Using the now-familiar and popular question-and-answer format that has appealed to millions of readers, Davis sets his sights on a subject that has inspired the greatest of fascinations, produced many popular misconceptions, and ultimately helped shape the course of history.

From a historical overview of man's preoccupation with space to a guided tour of our solar system and beyond, Kenneth Davis seeks, as always, to entertain as he teaches. He looks at issues that go beyond the bounds of simple "Science 101" and asks the kinds of questions we may have wanted to ask back in school but didn't have the nerve.

For example:

Who dug those canals on Mars?
Is a "blue moon" really blue?
What does astronomy have to do with astrology?
Will we end with a bang or a whimper?

About the Author

Kenneth C. Davis speaks regularly on national television and radio. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children. He is a contributing editor to USA Weekend, in which his DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT® quizzes are read by millions.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060194598
Subtitle:
Everything You Need to Know About the Cosmos but Never Learned
Author:
Davis, Kenneth C.
Author:
Davis, Kenneth C.
Publisher:
Harper
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Cosmology
Subject:
Astronomy - Universe
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Subject:
General science
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Don't Know Much About...(Hardcover)
Series Volume:
no. 181
Publication Date:
20010904
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9.52x6.34x1.29 in. 1.51 lbs.

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