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Coming of Age in the Milky Way

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If you like heavy duty science history reading may I recommend Coming of Age in the Milky Way by Timothy Ferris. Starts with ancient Ptolemy and goes up through quantum theory. A wonderful narrative of the beginnings of astronomy and the brilliant, eccentric personalities who have shaped it.


This book is not for the faint of heart. 500 pages in length, it took me a two weeks to get through what would normally be two days. I fell asleep several nights with it on my chest. However, it has rewarded me with a true scope of the challenges of discovering our universe.

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