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The Alchemy of the Heavens: Searching for Meaning in the Milky Way
The Alchemy Of The Heavens offers an exciting and accessible survey of what we know about our galaxy. The home of the earth, the sun, and countless other stars, the Milky Way has long been an object of human fascintation, but it's been in the last forty years that astromoners and astrophysicists have made the most startling discoveries about our galaxy. Author Ken Croswe ...more
Paperback, 356 pages
Published February 1st 1996 by Anchor
(first published April 1st 1995)
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The effort to understand the universe is one of the very few things which lifts human life a little above the level of farce and gives it some of the grace of tragedy.The universe is alluring beyond all measure, even though, or perhaps because, it is an immensity that—when you try to wrap your head around its unfathomable size, age, composition, origins, purpose—utterly overwhelms one's facilities. It's sufficient both to hammer you with knee-buckling awe and to short all of your ...more