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978-0-06-053595-7 / 0060535954

Coming of Age in the Milky Way

by Ferris, Timothy

Publisher:Harper Perennial

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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Paperback. Pub Date: July. 2003 Pages: 496 in Publisher: Harper From the second-century celestial models of Ptolemy to modern-day research institutes and quantum theory of the this classic book offers a eathtaking tour of astronomy and the illiant. Eccentric personalities the 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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