The Bodley Head Ltd, 1988, Hardcover, Book Condition: Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Fine, First
This is the first UK edition. Size: Octavo 8vo (standard book size). 495 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is in as new condition, apart from normal shop shelf wear - contains no tears or chips or other damage. Dust Jacket un-clipped. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is currently IN STOCK and would be shipped directly from our Australian address.. 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. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Science & Technology; ISBN: 0370313321. ISBN/EAN: 9780370313320. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3456.