This book has really great and very accurate information on each of the planets in our solar sysem. The book is set up in a way that is very easy to follow and each chapter is about a different planet. My astronomy teacher asigned this book for extra credit reading. I really enjoyed it.
If you enjoyed books such as Bill Bryson's Short History you will enjoy this. A nice blend of science and story telling, where the balance is just right for the amateur astronomer.