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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (131 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kenneth C. Davis Narrator: Oliver Wyman Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Don’t Know Much About Series Release Date:
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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.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Michael | 7/18/2013

    " Fun, quick overview of the topic. He is neither as in-depth as Timothy Ferris in Coming of Age in the Milky Way and The Red Shift, nor as glib as any number of quickie guides to the history of cosmology. He is just right. And that says a lot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Stephen | 1/24/2013

    " Now I know much about the universe. And, golly, we are insignificant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by George | 1/18/2013

    " There is a lot more to the universe than I learned in school! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by alisonwonderland | 10/6/2012

    " you can read my thoughts here. "

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