Astronomy as a whole is an interesting science that has had the interest of human beings and the world at large. Although plenty of books and thoughts have been exchanged on this subject, there is one loophole or the other that continues to confuse the readers and the circles that hold discussions on this subject. With a view to updating the people with the right concepts as well as the differences between them, Kanchana Munirathnam writes the book, “Exploring Various Branches of Astronomy.” Through her book, while the author adopts a scientific approach to explain the details related to Astronomy and its different branches, she conveys her ideas with clarity and understanding. The book serves to clarify the concepts for the readers with various examples and explanations that the author uses to demonstrate facts.
“Exploring Various Branches of Astronomy” has an interesting framework where the author divides the book into 9 parts which individually focus on the different branches of Astronomy. The concepts are explained in a short, concise, and focused manner that not only serves to clarify to the readers, but this approach also makes them stay objective in attaining conceptual clarity. In that sense, the book comes out to be highly informative, and Munirathnam’s initiative bears fruit. The explanations in simple language are another key attraction of the book. While the book is about Astronomy, it avoids all jargon and is written keeping in mind the vocabulary of an ordinary reader. This ensures that the book reaches a larger number of readers and widens the reader base by extending in the form of recommendations.
The pictorial demonstrations used by the author in “Exploring Various Branches of Astronomy” give the readers further clarity and an in-depth understanding of the concepts the author talks about. Munirathnam clearly understands the power of pictorial details and the strong impressions it leaves on the readers’ minds. Even when the readers would have a glance at the book, they are likely to feel attracted to the image demonstrations and hence, would be drawn to reading the book. Hence, while the author explains the concepts of Astronomy, she also uses the psychological feature of attracting the readers through image demonstrations. The book also shows the deep research that the author has done before writing the book. This is clear by the clarity with which she explains the concepts throughout the branches of Astronomy.
More or less, “Exploring Various Branches of Astronomy” explains all the ideas in less than 250 pages while linking them with the scientific aspects too. This makes the learning experience interesting for the readers and makes sure that the book is not restricted to any particular readers only. This book can be read by readers who are aware of astronomy and even those who may not be entirely informed about the subject. But overall, the book is likely to share a lot of valuable information with the readers and inform them about many things they may not be aware of too. Munirathnam’s effort in this direction is notable, commendable, and praiseworthy.
At the same time, “Exploring Various Branches of Astronomy” also keeps the readers’ interests intact when it shares the areas open to research and which may still be a central subject of discussion among circles. It leaves an open end for the readers to indulge in research and find out about the unexplored areas of astronomy and probably even end up with individual research of their own where they would decode the theories that have only been a subject of debate. Hence, this book would also serve as a foundation for the many types of research that are to follow in the future, thus being an individual baseline for the foundation of many concepts and theories. In light of this, this book is recommended to all readers who are knowledgeable of astronomy or are somewhat aware of astronomy or may not be aware of astronomy but desire to know and explore the subject. It is also not limited to any particular age group of readers. Instead, it opens doors to reading for readers of all ages. Various factors like the language, structure of the book, presentation of the subject content, and explanation through various methods are the factors that open the book to reading for everyone. Hence, with a rating of 5/5, this book is recommended to all the readers of fiction as well as non-fiction in order to learn and explore through reading as well as research with “Exploring Various Branches of Astronomy” by Kanchana Munirathnam as the base line.