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The alchemy of the heavens : searching for meaning in the Milky Way

Author: Ken Croswell
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Anchor books edView all editions and formats
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Croswell details the last forty years of discoveries concerning the Milky Way and shows how knowledge about the galaxy in particular gives insight into the origins of the universe as a whole.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Croswell, Ken.
Alchemy of the heavens.
New York : Anchor Books, 1995
(OCoLC)624406691
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Croswell
ISBN: 0385472137 9780385472135 0385472145 9780385472142
OCLC Number: 30894441
Description: xii, 340 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Welcome to the Milky Way --
River of stars --
Big Galaxy, big universe --
Giving the Galaxy a spin --
Citizens of the Galaxy --
The demographics of the Milky Way --
A spiral galaxy --
The rise of the subdwarfs --
The alchemy of the heavens --
Galaxy in chaos --
The thick disk --
Shifts in the galactic wind --
The galactic metropolis --
Frontiers --
Fossils of creation --
Older than the universe? --
An intelligent galaxy.
Responsibility: by Ken Croswell ; illustrations by Philippe Van.
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Croswell details the last forty years of discoveries concerning the Milky Way and shows how knowledge about the galaxy in particular gives insight into the origins of the universe as a whole.

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