At Home He's a Tourist

He fills his head with culture/ He gives himself an ulcer.

Monday, July 05, 2004


O'Dell, C. Robert. The Orion Nebula: where stars are born. Belknap, Harvard, 2003. 170p index afp ISBN 0-674-01183-X, $27.95.

Publishers Weekly: “O’Dell is eminently qualified…His account is both engaging and clear enough for beginners.” Choice: “an exceptionally lucid manner explains how we have been able to derive models of the physical conditions that exist within the nebulosity…Seamlessly interjected into the narrative are short passages explaining the basic physical principles…An excellent book for collections of any library serving general readers. Highly recommended. General readers; lower-division undergraduates; two-year technical program students.” Astronomy: “In-depth. O’Dell is an impeccable and eminently qualified tour guide. O’Dell deftly weaves his own experiences into this entertaining and informative book, and beautiful photographs, portraits of astronomers, and historic sketches complete the volume.” Science News: “Accessible to a wide audience. O’Dell offers a rare insider’s view of Hubble and provides many images from it to further his discourse.” Booklist: “The author instills a sense of the allure Orion exerts on professionals such as himself, thereby hooking his audience of interested amateurs.”


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home