"Secrets of the Night Sky" Analytical Essay by RightRiters

"Secrets of the Night Sky"
An analysis of Bob Berman's book "Secrets of the Night Sky: The Most Amazing Things in the Universe You Can See with the Naked Eye".
# 22791 | 961 words | 1 source | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Jan 12, 2003 in Astronomy (Cosmology) , Astronomy (The Solar System) , English (Analysis)

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The paper reviews and discusses Bob Berman's "Secrets of the Night Sky: The Most Amazing Things in the Universe You Can See with the Naked Eye", written for amateur astronomers but enjoyed by the advanced as well. The paper describes the factors that make the book so successful, including helpful tips, witty prose, colorful illustrations and the dispelling of the myth that one needs expensive equipment to enjoy the night sky. It also gives an overview of the various chapters in the book.

From the Paper:

"One of the strongest features of Berman's book is his strong and witty prose. He clearly intends this book to entertain the audience as well as educate, and he is truly successful in his aim. The book is engaging and interesting, and most readers will have a difficult time setting the book down. Berman liberally applies clever analogies, enhancing the readability of his book. The book is simply packed with endless insights and metaphors that make it engaging and conversational. Berman's conversational tone is humorous and captivating. For example, in his lengthy discussion of time he notes that "misconceptions about time hatch as readily as cuckoo eggs"."

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