Scientific American Book of Astronomy

In 32 articles culled from Scientific American magazine, some of the biggest names in astronomy describe recent observations and discoveries. Among the contributions are David H. Levy and Eugene and Carolyn Shoemakers’ eyewitness account of the 1994 collision between Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 and Jupiter; Alan H. Guth and Paul J. Steinhardts’ discussion of their inflationary universe model; and an essay on dark matter and predicting the destiny of the universe by Vera Rubin. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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