Coming of Age in the Milky Way

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A history of scientific discovery from Aristotle to the Big Bang. It tells the story of man's attempts to understand the universe. The author also wrote "Galaxies" and "The Red Limits" and has been awarded the American Institute of Physics Prize and the Klumke-Roberts Prize.

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