Don't Know Much about the Universe: Everything You Need to Know about Outer Space But Never Learned (Paperback)

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Who dug those canals on Mars? What was the biblical Star of Bethlehem? Were the pyramids built by extraterrestrials?

From the ancients who charted the heavens to Star Trek, The X-Files, and Apollo 13, outer space has intrigued people through the ages. Yet most of us look up at the night sky and feel totally in the dark when it comes to the basic facts about the universe.

Kenneth C. Davis steps into that void with a lively and readable guide to the discoveries, theories, and real people who have shed light on the mysteries and wonders of the cosmos. Discover why Einstein was such a genius, the truth behind a blue moon or two, the amazing secrets of Stonehenge, and even how one great astronomer lost his nose.

With the fun question-and-answer format that has appealed to the millions of readers of his bestselling Don't Much About(r) series, you'll be taking off on an exciting armchair exploration of the solar system, the Milky Way, and beyond.

About the Author

Kenneth C. Davis is the New York Times bestselling author of A Nation Rising; America's Hidden History; and Don't Know Much About(r) History, which spent thirty-five consecutive weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, sold more than 1.6 million copies, and gave rise to his phenomenal Don't Know Much About(r) series for adults and children. A resident of New York City and Dorset, Vermont, Davis frequently appears on national television and radio and has been a commentator on NPR's All Things Considered. He blogs regularly at

Praise For…

Enlighteningall good fun, and interesting, too.
-The Orlando Sentinel

“Davis offers some shrewdly simplified timelines.… You should be able to fake some expertise in no time.”
-—The Chicago Tribune

“Refreshing and vastly informative.... Fun, engrossing and significant....”
-San Francisco Chronicle

Dont Know Much About the Universecovers a huge topic in a lighthearted, conversational question-and-answer format.
-Atlanta Journal and Constitution

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060932565
ISBN-10: 0060932562
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Publication Date: July 27th, 2004
Pages: 384
Language: English
Series: Don't Know Much About...(Paperback)