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.
Author: Timothy Ferris
Publisher: Harper Collins
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.
It also makes up the subject matter of Coming of Age in the Milky Way, Ferris's
follow-up to his highly regarded The Red Limit and Galaxies, which sold more
than 100000 copies. Isaac Asimov lauded the latter as "a very good candidate for
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Author: Peter H. Marshall
This book places the contemporary debate over green issues in its historical context and illuminates what is loosely called 'earth wisdom'. The book traces the development of ecological thought from its origins in ancient religions, and philosophies to modern science and ethics, covering the Taoists, the Egyptians, the Greeks, the Celts and North American indians, as well as alchemy, the Enlightenment, Romantics, Darwinism and Gaia. - blurb.
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simulate how the Universe evolved e its initial state ... Some regions of the coming fireball of the big bang were sig denser than others . ... We of the
Universe's mass is invisible andre Dark age 5 one really knows what it is . ...
nesses , and astronomers know how many Milky Way down to a tenth the
brightness instrument on DIMES , a satellite currently quasars they can see at
each level of of the Milky Way .
We ' re living in the suburbs of the Milky Way right now , but we ' re likely to move
much farther out after the coming cosmic smash ... Wally Schirra , 1923 – 2007
ioneering astronaut Walter ( Wally ) Marty Schirra died on 2 May , at the age of 84
Coming of Age in the Milky Way is the story of humanity's age - old quest to
comprehend the vastness of the universe and our own place in it . From
prehistory through the latest supersymmetry theories , Ferris is fascinatingly
readable and ...
... Author / Reader : Timothy Ferris The author of Coming of Age in the Milky Way
synthesizes inner in this examination of the ... theories , this MILKY narrative
details our most priceless treasure -- our conception of the WAY universe at large
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COMING OF AGE IN THE MILKY WAY Author: Timothy Ferris (1944- ) Publisher:
William Morrow (New York). 495 pp. $19.95 Type of work: History of science A
lucid and eloquent exploration of humankind's efforts to comprehend the ...
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In Seeing in the Dark, a poetic love letter to science and to the skies, Timothy Ferris invites us all to become stargazers.
Author: Timothy Ferris
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
In Seeing in the Dark, a poetic love letter to science and to the skies, Timothy Ferris invites us all to become stargazers. He recounts his own experiences as an enthralled lifelong amateur astronomer and reports from around the globe -- from England and Italy to the Florida Keys and the Chilean Andes -- on the revolution that's putting millions in touch with the night sky. In addition, Ferris offers an authoritative and engaging report on what's out there to be seen -- what Saturn, the Ring nebula, the Silver Coin galaxy, and the Virgo supercluster really are and how to find them. The appendix includes star charts, observing lists, and a guide on how to get involved in astronomy. Ferris takes us inside a major revolution sweeping astronomy, as lone amateur astronomers, in global networks linked by the Internet, make important discoveries that are the envy of the professionals. His ability to describe the wonders of the universe is simply magical, and his enthusiasm for his subject is irresistible.
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Also in 1988 Ferris published his fourth book on cosmology , Coming of Age in the Milky Way . Similar to The Red Limit in that it recounts the stories of key
scientists and discoveries that have contributed to humankind ' s understanding