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Parallax : the race to measure the cosmos

Author: Alan Hirshfeld
Publisher: Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Dover editionView all editions and formats
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This lively and entertaining history of the long struggle to measure the distance to the stars will appeal to general readers as well as to amateur and professional astronomers. Readers will encounter fascinating historical characters, from ancient Greeks to 19th-century scientists. Well illustrated, with contemporary pictures plus extensive notes on further reading. 2002 edition.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hirshfeld, Alan.
Parallax.
(DLC) 2013003386
(OCoLC)828056013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Hirshfeld
ISBN: 9780486315911 0486315916
OCLC Number: 867772013
Notes: "This Dover edition, first published in 2013, is a revised and updated republication of the paperback version of Parallax: the race to measure the cosmos, first published in 2002 by Henry Holt and Company, New York. It was originally published in hardcover in 2001 by W.H. Freeman and Company, San Francisco. The author has provided a new postscript for this Dover edition."
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 316 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Responsibility: Alan W. Hirshfeld.
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This lively and entertaining history of the long struggle to measure the distance to the stars will appeal to general readers as well as to amateur and professional astronomers. Readers will encounter fascinating historical characters, from ancient Greeks to 19th-century scientists. Well illustrated, with contemporary pictures plus extensive notes on further reading. 2002 edition.

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