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Coming of age in the Milky Way

Author: Timothy Ferris
Publisher: New York : Morrow, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Traces the evolution of humanity's need to understand space and time from late-prehistoric musings to the "supersymmetry" theories of space-time advanced as the second millennium comes to a close.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ferris, Timothy.
Coming of age in the Milky Way.
New York : Morrow, ©1988
(OCoLC)622759533
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Ferris
ISBN: 0688058892 9780688058890
OCLC Number: 17547542
Description: 495 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Dome of heaven --
Raising (and lowering) the roof --
Discovery of the earth --
Sun worshipers --
World in retrograde --
Newton's reach --
Plumb line to the sun --
Deep space --
Island universes --
Einstein's sky --
Expansion of the universe --
Sermons in stones --
Age of the earth --
Evolution of atoms and stars --
Quantum and its discontents --
Rumors of perfection --
Axis of history --
Origin of the universe --
Mind and matter --
Persistence of mystery.
Responsibility: Timothy Ferris.

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Traces the evolution of humanity's need to understand space and time from late-prehistoric musings to the "supersymmetry" theories of space-time advanced as the second millennium comes to a close.

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