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Coming of Age in the Milky Way by Timothy Ferris
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Feb 04, 2008

it was amazing
Recommended for: anyone interested in the history of astronomy and physics
Read in January, 1999

This history book personalizes all of the iconic moments in the history of astronomy. It strings together people, places and events in a narrative more captivating than any fiction could hope to be. Really: we're talking supernovae and quasars and epicycles.
And some of the personal stories (Kepler comes to mind) are amazing. They pull together science, personalities and discovery in novel ways that really enhanced my previous understanding of astronomy.

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