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Coming of Age in the Milky Way | [Timothy Ferris (University of California, Berkeley)]

Coming of Age in the Milky Way

Humans have long sought to comprehend the enormities of cosmic space and time. Here, best selling science writer Timothy Ferris tells the story of that quest. He interweaves the majestic themes of astronomy, physics, religion, and philosophy with fresh and lasting portraits of the men and women who created what has been called our society's most precious treasure - its conception of the universe at large.
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Humans have long sought to comprehend the enormities of cosmic space and time. Here, best selling science writer Timothy Ferris tells the story of that quest. He interweaves the majestic themes of astronomy, physics, religion, and philosophy with fresh and lasting portraits of the men and women who created what has been called our society's most precious treasure - its conception of the universe at large. Whether you're a scientist or a recreational stargazer, you'll delight in this compelling look at our search for understanding.

Copyright ©1988 by Timothy Ferris; (P)1988 Dove/Morrow Books on Tape, Inc.

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    "Think about mankind and the future"

    This is a well-prepared set of reviews of the origins and future of the earth, the universe and mankind. I found it hard to turn off at the end of my journeys in my car. It really makes one think, and at times say wow. There are a few sections where I wanted to go back and listen to a passage a second time, but due to the division into tracks, I had to go back much further than desired. I will listen to this one several times.

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    "Nice but too concise"

    Nice listening, but somewhat too concise for my liking.

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    Paul Tooele, UT, USA 12-30-03
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    "Pretty good book."

    I liked this book. The author does a good job reading the book and the content is easy to follow. I was disappointed to find that most of the content of the book was repeated from his other works. I think the book is good but I think that Redshift would be a better value for your money.

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