Thursday, August 19, 2010

Top 10 approachable astronomy books

Stuart Clark is the acclaimed author of The Sun Kings and one of the UK's most widely read astronomy journalists. His new book is The Big Questions: The Universe.

For the Guardian he named his top ten approachable astronomy books.

One title on the list:
Galileo's Daughter by Dava Sobel

The most dramatic retelling of the Galileo story for a generation, and a rather tragic tale to boot. Sobel's memorable prose relies on letters between Galileo and his oldest daughter, a nun, to shine new light on the iconic astronomer. A masterful blend of history and astronomy.
Read about the other books on Clark's list.

See Dava Sobel's five best list of books which record extraordinary journeys of discovery.

--Marshal Zeringue