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Coming of Age in the Milky Way by Timothy Ferris
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Mar 02, 08

Recommended for: the curious; those amazed by existence

This book helped me understand, like, lots of stuff. You know, like, stars and shit.

It's actually fantastic, not only in its explanations of processes that are downright miraculous, but also in its biopics of various astronomers, physicists and geologists, some of whom (Kepler) I'm determined to learn more about.

My one complaint is that the discoveries of the 20th Century, the complexities of which fill many textbooks, were diluted to a point that the layman (Matt) could not understand them. On the bright side, this shortcoming left me with lots of questions that I'm going to pursue further.

This may be the best science writing I've ever read.
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