Sign in to follow this  
Rod

Coming of Age in the Milky Way

Recommended Posts

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this