Fundamental Astronomy, Fifth Edition



Writing a spectacular astronomy book is relatively easy these days. The impressive images of the latest observations of the celestial world capture the attention even of those who may not be interested in anything else in the world. In the bookstores, one can find a wide variety of beautifully illustrated books that display all of the known members of the celestial realm. The books present us with the planets and their moons, the Sun, some spectacular stars and constellations, the Milky Way, other galaxies, and the incomprehensible dimensions and depths of space. Undoubtedly, all of us—regardless of age or social or academic background—need these books, simply because we would like to know where we actually live.