Mind Boggl Univ Pa

Neil McAleer, Author
Neil McAleer, Author Main Street Books $8.95 (245p) ISBN 978-0-385-23039-1
Reviewed on: 02/01/1987
Release date: 02/01/1987
McAleer, author of The Cosmic Mind-Boggling Book and The Body Almanac, organizes his material in a loose structure of thematic chapters (from the Milky Way to deep space and time) and serves up all manner of phenomena in appetizer-sized paragraphs laced with superlatives and, indeed, mind-boggling numbers and comparisons. While this makes for stimulating reading, it can also prove mind-numbing and confusing for anyone looking for a coherent overview of this vast subject. References to objects observable with the naked eye or low-power telescopes are useful, but overall this is a poor introduction to cosmology and physics. (March)
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