# What is a good introductory text to astronomy

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What is a good and easy to read introductory text for an adult with limited basic scientific knowledge to astronomy for someone without a telescope and lives in a big city and why do you think that text is good for a beginner?

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-03-24 05:08 (UCT), posted by SE-user YUASK

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Could you give some more information on background? I mean, are you asking for a general text for an adult who has no science background and is interested in learning more? Are you asking for a book for a child in grade school? Is there something in particular you're interested in learning about (like the solar system, galaxies, cosmology), or a giant all-'round compendium?

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-03-24 05:08 (UCT), posted by SE-user Stuart Robbins
done thanks for the response

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-03-24 05:08 (UCT), posted by SE-user YUASK
Fundamental astronomy

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-03-24 05:08 (UCT), posted by SE-user abruski

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-03-24 05:08 (UCT), posted by SE-user YUASK
amazon.com/Astronomy-Dummies-Stephen-P-Maran/dp/0764584650/…

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-03-24 05:08 (UCT), posted by SE-user YUASK

With a price tag of about $100 each, these books are certainly not cheap. This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-03-24 05:08 (UCT), posted by SE-user knb My first edition of Carroll & Ostlie, when the print run was smaller, was closer to$200. Formal astro textbooks are always steep because they sell to a small audience. Others are welcome to recommend books geared more towards the popular audience.