From the ancients who charted the stars, to Jules Verne and
Flash Gordon, to The X-Files,
Apollo 13, and Armageddon, people through the ages have been
intrigued with the heavens and outer space. And yet so many of us look up at
the night sky and have to admit that we are totally in the dark when it comes
to the most basic facts about the heavens.
Into the void steps Kenneth C. Davis with the latest
addition to his bestselling and critically acclaimed Don’t Know Much About®
series. Don’t Know Much About the Universe is a lively and clear guide
to the discoveries, theories, and real people that have shaped space
exploration from the beginning of civilization to the present.
From a historical overview of man’s fascination with space
to a guided tour of our solar system and beyond, Kenneth Davis seeks, as
always, to entertain as he teaches. He looks at issues that go beyond the
bounds of simple “Science 101” and asks the kinds of questions we may have
wanted to ask back in school but didn't have the nerve: Who dug those canals on
Mars? Is a “blue moon” really blue? What does astronomy have to do with
astrology? Will we end with a bang or a whimper?
Kenneth Davis has taught us about history, geography, the
Civil War, and the Bible. Now he reaches for the heavens and proves once again
that learning can be fun. Download and start listening now!