posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 10:23 AM
reply to post by cowboys703
If you like illustrations with your reading, which I do especially for Astronomy, I'd recommend these books:
The Illustrated Atlas of the Universe
Space: From Earth to the Edge of the Universe
National Geographic Encyclopedia of Space, this one is alot more text based, almost in the format of a textbook.
Cosmos by Carl Sagan is another great one which is filled with thought provoking topics.
The Story of Physics by Anne Rooney is more about Astrophysics than Astonomy itself. While it does focus heavily on Physics, it also gets into
Astronomy and the Big Bang and the universe and stuff like that.
edit on 25-1-2012 by TupacShakur because: (no reason given)