Longtime readers of Universe Today will remember the series “Astronomy Without a Telescope” written by the witty Steve Nerlich, who also mans the Cheap Astronomy podcast. We were thrilled when Steve started writing for us and his weekly AWAT series (or is that Eh? What?) has now been compiled into an e-book, an anthology of the best of these thoughtful discussions of modern astronomy and cosmology.
For the e-book, Steve has organized selections into categories ranging from speculations about alien biology to the ultimate fate of the Universe to the “Out in Left Field” section where many crazy theories about the cosmos are thoroughly discussed and debunked. The book is packed with spectacular images and hyperlinks to in-depth background articles that will satisfy both novice and expert. And as Steve says, this book is proof “that one can readily grasp much of humanity’s current understanding of the Universe without going anywhere near a telescope.”
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With clever titles such as “Is an Anomalous Anomaly a Normality?” and “Can a Really Fast Spacecraft Turn into a Black Hole?” Steve provides readers with an amusing but intelligent look at the Universe.
The book is available in several formats at a very reasonable price, but Steve has also graciously given Universe Today some editions to give away. In order to be entered into the giveaway drawing, just put your email address into the box at the bottom of this post before Monday, February 11, 2013. We’ll send you a confirmation email, so you’ll need to click the link in the email to be entered into the drawing.
If you don’t win a copy, you can get e-versions of the book for $3.99 USD at Amazon for Kindle , or at Lulu, or Kobo.
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