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“The author seems to have summarised almost everything that is known about Sirius. … will be understandable to anyone with a basic knowledge of physics … . There is a diversity of interesting pictures, graphs and diagrams, including satellite data and dramatic images … . Brosch writes for the educated reader, and even non-scientists will be able to enjoy large parts of his opus, especially the historical and ethnographical sections. It is a delightful book that can be recommended warmly to all … .” (Peter V. E. McClintock, Contemporary Physics, Vol. 51 (5), 2010)