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Coming of age in the Milky Way

Author: Timothy Ferris
Publisher: New Delhi : Affiliated East-West Press, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this volume, Ferris successfully weaves together development of astronomy, physics, geology, and Darwinist theory and the lives of the great men who made the important breakthroughs in these fields. Ferris attempts to place science in the context of creativity as accomplished by human beings who suffered all the human frailties and whose ideas were buffeted by the political, economic and social winds of their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Ferris
ISBN: 0688058892 9780688058890
OCLC Number: 233922980
Description: 495 pages : illustrations, map, music ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Timothy Ferris.

Abstract:

In this volume, Ferris successfully weaves together development of astronomy, physics, geology, and Darwinist theory and the lives of the great men who made the important breakthroughs in these fields. Ferris attempts to place science in the context of creativity as accomplished by human beings who suffered all the human frailties and whose ideas were buffeted by the political, economic and social winds of their time. ISBN 81-85336-43-1: (For sale in India at Rs.100.00).

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