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Beyond Astronomy: Book Reviews

Beyond Astronomy is a big fan of reading! We have read and reviewed a number of books. We highly recommend Amazon.com's secure service for all your book purchasing needs. Currently we are featuring books by the world renown Astrophysicist and author, Stephen W. Hawking.

A Brief History of Time is one of the foremost books in the subject of modern astronomy. The author, Stephen hawking, explains some very complicated material in a light, easy to understand format. Some of the book does get a bit deep for those unfamiliar with the physics behind the subject, but a must read for anyone interested in astronomy. If you haven't yet read this classic you owe it to your self to get this book today! You can shop securely at Amazon.com

Publisher:Bantam Books
Author: Stephen Hawking
Year Published: 1988
Introduction/Foreword: Carl Sagan

A Briefer History of Time An update to his classic book A Brief History of Time. For years many people awaited an update to the original. Some felt the original was just a bit too deep for the average hobby astronomer. Finally, the long awaited update! You can shop securely at Amazon.com

Publisher: Bantam Books
Author: Stephen Hawking
Year Published: 2005
Introduction/Foreword: Stephen Hawking

The Universe in a Nutshell Before the long awaited A Briefer History of Time, non-scientists were waiting for a simpler version to Hawkings classic, A Brief History of Time. This was the first astronomy book for many that was truly an "easy read" for the non-scientist. This is a must read for astronomy lovers. You can shop securely at Amazon.com

Publisher: Bantam Books
Author: Stephen Hawking
Year Published: 2001
Introduction/Foreword: Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking's Universe There are many books written about Stephen Hawking and his ideas on astronomy. This is one of the best and Hawking wrote the Foreword himself. If you love to read about modern astronomy then this book should be on your shelf! You can shop securely at Amazon.com

Publisher: Basic Books
Author: David Filkin
Year Published: 1997
Introduction/Foreword: Stephen Hawking

The Nature of Space and Time. This book is not for beginners! It delves pretty deep into the math and physics related to the topic of astronomy. This is an excellent read if you want to get serious about your astronomy knowledge. You can shop securely at Amazon.com

Publisher: Princeton University Press
Author: Stephen Hawking, Roger Penrose
Year Published: 2000
Introduction/Foreword: Micheal Atiyah


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