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Coming of Age in the Milky Way - 89 edition

Coming of Age in the Milky Way (ISBN10: 0385263260; ISBN13: 9780385263269)
ISBN13: 978-0385263269
ISBN10: 0385263260

Summary: This book by the author of The Red Limit (1983, 1st ed., BRD 1977) andGalaxies (BRD 1981) "purports to tell the story of how, through the workings of science, our species has arrived at its current estimation of the dimensions of cosmic space and time."(Preface)
  • Glossary
  • Chronology
  • Bibliography
  • Index
Winner of the 1988 American Institute of Physics Prize and named one
of 1988's best books by the New York Times Book Review, this brilliant, lively and informative book seeks to comprehend the enormities of cosmic space and time and how this quest has shaped religion, politics and philosophy.
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Summary: This book by the author of The Red Limit (1983, 1st ed., BRD 1977) andGalaxies (BRD 1981) "purports to tell the story of how, through the workings of science, our species has arrived at its current estimation of the dimensions of cosmic space and time."(Preface)
  • Glossary
  • Chronology
  • Bibliography
  • Index
Winner of the 1988 American Institute of Physics Prize and named one of 1988's best books by the New York Times Book Review, this brilliant, lively and informative book seeks to comprehend the enormities of cosmic space and time and how this quest has shaped religion, politics and philosophy. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 89
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Anchor Press
Published: 06/01/1989
International: No



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Toronto, ON, Canada 1989 S Trade Paperback Book As New A seemingly unread book, square and unlined spine, lovely cover, really sharp--if you dig books like I dig books, you'll dig this book--if not, ...show more I will provide a full refund! ! ! ALSO: I will meet or beat any seller's price for a book in similar shape--email me and let me know the price and site, and once I have compared, I will alter my price by enough to make it wort your while to have contacted me! The economy is not making it any easier on readers, buyers, or sellers, and I am here to make a living and get you the books you need! ...show less
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New York, NY 1989 Trade paperback Anchor Books ed. Fine. Tight binding with highlighting in two chapters. Cover has some wear along edges. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 496 p. Contains: Illus ...show moretrations. Audience: General/trade. Popular science with witty anecdotes that lighten the intellectual load, integtrated with scientific ideas, and philosophical and religious contexts. From Aristotle to the Big Bang, from the music of the spheres to the unimaginable ancient light of a quasar, this is the story of man's long search for an understanding of cosmic space and time. He relates Kepler struggling to define the orbit of Mars, Galileo locked under house arrest for offending the Church, William Herschel plumbing deep in space in his study of galaxies, Murray Gell-Mann plotting the particles inside protons and neutrons. Written by a professional astronomer, he aims to be accessible to the general reader. He has also written "The Red Limit" and has received a number of awards for his work and teaches science ...show less
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New York, NY 1989 Trade paperback Anchor Books ed. Fine. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 496 p. Contains: Illustrations, index. Audience: General/trade. Twelve years in the making and impeccabl ...show morey researched, Coming of Age in the Milky Way chronicles the awakening of the human species to the vastness of our cosmos and shows how each time the model of the universe has been altered, tremors have rumbled through such realms as theology and politics. ...show less
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