Coming Of Age In The Milky Way

Paperback | July 29, 2003

byTimothy 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. 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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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 h...

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 h...

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Format:PaperbackPublished:July 29, 2003Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060535954

ISBN - 13:9780060535957

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from "WOW!! What a book!!" Timothy Ferris is a great storyteller. In this book, he keeps us entertained with the story of human scientific knowledge since the ancient Greeks through the latest theories of cosmology. Easy to read with almost no mathematical formulas and in plain english...
Date published: 2006-05-31

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“A charming, brain-challenging book with a topic as big as all outdoors...a dazzling and refreshingly comprehensible tour through the entire universe.” (San Francisco Chronicle)