The good reporting qualities of Pre-historic America (1951) mark this survey of the universe- an introduction to our solar system, the stars and the physical laws that govern their behaviour. Using our scientific past as a point of reference, the author compares it with today's thought- as it has uncovered the mysteries behind the sun, moon and planetary movement. Chapters on movement and on each of the heavenly bodies, further explain the history of our knowledge of them, their physical properties, and the possibilities of our future relationship towards them-with space travel and planetary life. Perhaps more interesting is the material on the stars for here there is the almost inconceivable breadth of the universe and the fact that it may hide other solar systems like ours. A reliable survey of an ever fascinating subject.