Bad Astronomy by Philip Plait


Softcover. Condition: Good. 2002. John Wiley. 1st Edition, 4th Printing. Inscribed and signed by author.

Inscribed "To Bob, Thanks for Coming to the Talk at Hayden! I hope you like the book. Phil Plait"

Bad Astronomy offers lively, clear explanations of the most widely held astronomy myths and misperceptions, from why the sky is blue to the reasons we have seasons. Chapter by chapter, author Phil Plait wipes the stardust from our eyes, revealing bad astronomy related to the Earth, our moon, and the night sky; as well as various space hoaxes and frauds, and examples of bad astronomy in the movies.