This book is one in a series called Visual Guides. The series is billed as "a new generation of reference books. In more than 300 dynamic pages, these guides provide up-to-the minute information in a style that will enthral, entice and entertain readers of all ages. With maximum visual impact and editorial clarity, information is presented through a vibrant combination of photography, illustrations and accessible text."
As well as writing the astronomy book in this series, I also acted as consultant and contributed a large number of illustrations, some done especially for this book. Astronomy: A Visual Guide is available in many languages, and now also in softback.