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Title:Coming Of Age in the Milky Way
Price:AUD$12.00 (about USD$8.60)
Item ID:SB00-0230033
Publisher:the Bodley Head, London, 1992
Condition:Very Good
Dust Jacket:No
the Bodley Head, 1992, Softcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No, Reprint, Illustrated By: Various

900 g;; 496 pages, includes glossary, a brief history, chapter notes, bibliography, index, photographs, diagrams, charts, and illustrations. 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." Minor handling marks and rubbing at the corners of the paperback binding. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science & Technology; ISBN: 0370313321. ISBN/EAN: 9780370313320. Inventory No: 0230033.
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