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Coming of Age in the Milky Way by Timothy Ferris

Coming of Age in the Milky Way

by Timothy Ferris


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2 Hrs. 46 Min.
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Humans have long sought to comprehend the enormities of cosmic space and time. Here, best selling science writer Timothy Ferris tells the story of that quest. He interweaves the 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 precious treasure - its conception of the universe at large. Whether you're a scientist or a recreational stargazer, you'll delight in this compelling look at our search for understanding.


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LOLDavid
Reviewer LOLDavid
 February 17, 2006
This was a very accessible introduction to the history of our discovering the galaxy from Galileo to the theory of relativity and quantum physics. Ferris ties to together a lot of concepts that weve heard of but never really been able to understand or put in the context of scientific advancement. And the abridged version never gets hung up on technical detail or extraneous biographic content. Its an excellent start for people interested in learning the basic history of physics and astronomy in the modern era.

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  • Published: 1988
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: C001259
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