Coming of Age in the Milky Way

Timothy Ferris

From the second-century celestial types of Ptolemy to modern day examine institutes and quantum concept, this vintage ebook bargains a panoramic travel of astronomy and the bright, eccentric personalities who've formed it. From the 1st time mankind had an inkling of the massive area that surrounds us, those that examine the universe have needed to fight opposed to political and spiritual preconceptions. they've got incorporated the most charismatic, brave, and idiosyncratic thinkers of all time. In Coming of Age within the Milky Way, Timothy Ferris makes use of his certain mix of rigorous examine and attractive narrative ability to attract us into the lives and minds of those notable figures, making a landmark paintings of clinical history.

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