n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - The Cosmos: Astronomy in the New Millennium, Jay M. Pasachoff and Alex Filippenko : book review

Volume 74, Issue 9_10
  • ISSN : 0024-8266



When looking for a textbook that provides a good introduction to modern astronomy - one that is written by two acclaimed teachers of astronomy and visually presented in a way that is accessible, with clear, descriptive text, yet also comprehensive enough to cover all the main topics in astronomy - this surely has to rank high on the list. The subject matter is presented in an user-friendly style and illustrated throughout with numerous photographs, clear figures, graphs and star charts. This fourth and updated edition includes many of the latest developments in astronomy: '... we describe the current state of astronomy, both the fundamentals of astronomical knowledge that has been built up over decades and the incredible advances that are now taking place. We want simply to share with you the excitement and magnificence of the Universe.'

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