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Beyond the Galaxy: How Humanity Looked Beyond Our Milky Way and Discovered the Entire Universe

4.43  ·  Rating details ·  30 ratings  ·  7 reviews
A look up at the night sky reveals a treasury of wonders. Even to the naked eye, the Moon, stars, planets, the Milky Way and even a few star clusters and nebulae illuminate the heavens. For millennia, humans struggled to make sense of what's out there in the Universe, from all we can see to that which lies beyond the limits of even our most powerful telescopes. Beyond the ...more
Hardcover, 388 pages
Published January 2016 by World Scientific
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Kelly
Mar 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The author's enthusiasm for the universe and its mysteries and the overall awesomeness of science shine through here. The style is conversational and engaging and accessible and FUN. I mean, how many astronomy books help you remember that the shift of the moon's position in the sky from night to night (12 degrees) is "roughly the amount of space between your index and little finger if you throw heavy metal horns with your arm extended."?? (There's a photo of this, btw, not to be missed.)

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Nick Winlund
Jul 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a phenomenal book about cosmology. Author Ethan Siegel is an instructor at an Oregon college and he writes for the layperson (a little science background is needed when reading the book) in a clear, non obfuscatory way. The author is impartial in his overall delivery of the subject but heavily critiques his least favorite theories. Siegel IS an educator, after all.

This book plus Siegel's science articles on Forbes.com make me want to learn more about astronomy and cosmology, a *lot* more
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Barron
Sep 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Cannot recommend it highly enough.
Michael Baumli
Feb 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A fundamental read of how much the perception of our universe changed over a short time distilled down to be absorbed by the curious layman.
Bob
Aug 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Love this guy
Greg Laden
May 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved the book, and we interviewed the author on our science podcast:

http://ikonokast.com/2016/05/26/bang-...
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