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Bad Astronomy: Misconceptions and Misuses Revealed, from Astrology to the Moon Landing "Hoax"

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Advance praise for Philip Plait s Bad Astronomy "Bad Astronomy is just plain good! Philip Plait clears up every misconception on astronomy and space ... Show synopsis

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GailMarie

Easy-to-Understand Explanations of a Complex Topic

by GailMarie on Jan 24, 2013

Good explanation of phases of the moon (for us non-astronomers). It might interest students who thought they didn't like astronomy, because it's well-written with simple explanations (not easy to do).

Philk01

Just What The Title Says

by Philk01 on May 2, 2007

This book is increadible. The author is a professional astronomer, he is also a science fiction fan. Throughout the book he explains many comonly held errs about space and space exploration.. Usually giving understandable explainations of how people could have been misled. He picks on the poor astronomy foud in all too many science fiction movies, tv shows etc, but lets many, such as Star Wars slide, because they arnt meant to be taken serriously. He especially goes after those who claim the moon landings were a hoax. There are detailed explainations of each item. generally saying ;the moon has lower gravity than the Earth and there is no atmosphere which explains the alleged evidence. Latter he points out that if it was a hoax the Russian engineers and scientists, who are in the same league as the American ones. would have gone for the propaganda victory of the centuary. They didnt because they knew it was real. The book is quite readable, aimed at people in juinor college, but a juinor-senior in high school would like it too. Highly recomended.

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