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Coming of Age in the Milky Way by Timothy Ferris
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Mar 21, 10

Read in January, 2000

One of my favorite books of all time.
I have purchased it repeatedly and given it as gifts.

How DID the ancients accurately measure the circumference of the earth, and I mean ACCURATELY? (It was easier than you might think.)

One by one, history's brightest and hardest-working marched through time and solved mystery after mystery, building knowledge of our modern world.

A can't-put-down...and not just for scientists.

Did I mention the 16th-century astronomer Tycho Brahe had a metal nose? I'm just sayin...

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