Coming-Of-Age in the Milky Way

By: Ferris, Timothy

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London: the Bodley Head, 1989. 1.0 kg; 496 pages, includes glossary, a brief history, chapter notes, bibliography, index, photographs, diagrams, charts, and illustrations. Darkening of the edges of the text block through age, and a small stain affecting only the top edge of the text block. Digital image available upon request. From Aristotle's crystalline celestial spheres to the latest quantum theories of the evolution of the universe, humankind has sought to comprehend the enormities of cosmic space and time. Coming of Age in the Milky Way, the long-awaited new book by award-winning science writer Timothy Ferris, is the story of that quest. Its eloquent, evocative narrative stretches from late prehistoric times when, writes Ferris, "the skies of our ancestors hung low overhead" down through Copernicus and Newton and Einstein to today's "supersymmetry" theories of spacetime. It interweaves majestic themes of astronomy, physics, religion, and philosophy with fresh and lasting portraits of the men and women who created what has been called our society's most priceless treasure its conception of the universe at large." -- front fold over blurb. This book weighs more than 1.0 kg packed, and extra postage will be requested for delivery outside Australia. . First British Edition. Hardcover. Good/Very Good. Illus. by Various. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Astronomy.

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