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Coming of Age in the Milky Way
by Timothy Ferris


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From the second-century celestial models of Ptolemy to modern-day research institutes and quantum theory, this classic book offers a breathtaking tour of astronomy and the brilliant, eccentric personalities who have shaped it. From the first time mankind had an inkling of the vast space that surrounds us, those who study the universe have had to struggle against political and religious preconceptions.  Read more...


 
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Overview

From the second-century celestial models of Ptolemy to modern-day research institutes and quantum theory, this classic book offers a breathtaking tour of astronomy and the brilliant, eccentric personalities who have shaped it. From the first time mankind had an inkling of the vast space that surrounds us, those who study the universe have had to struggle against political and religious preconceptions. They have included some of the most charismatic, courageous, and idiosyncratic thinkers of all time. In Coming of Age in the Milky Way, Timothy Ferris uses his unique blend of rigorous research and captivating narrative skill to draw us into the lives and minds of these extraordinary figures, creating a landmark work of scientific history.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780060535957
  • ISBN-10: 0060535954
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial
  • Publish Date: August 2003
  • Page Count: 512
  • Dimensions: 8.04 x 5.38 x 1.23 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.95 pounds


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