I LOVE astronomy. I've been devouring information on the subject since about the 2nd or 3rd grade. Seriously.
The Planets by Dava Sobel
This book is BEAUTIFUL. There's really no other way to say it.
In lyrical prose, Dava Sobel discusses the Solar System, from Sun to Pluto, varying her tone to suit each celestial body. It is a wonderful example of science for the non-scientist.
The information found is not limited to the astronomical, though. Sobel also touches on the Bible, mythology, flowers, astrology, poetry.... I could go on and on... and on.
If you didn't see the quote posted Wednesday, scroll down and read it! It's taken from the chapter on the Moon- Lunacy.
I HIGHLY recommend this to ANYONE. (Whether you're an astronomy nut or not!)
This is my 100th post!!!! WOWSERS!!!