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Parallax

The Race to Measure the Cosmos

Parallax( )
Author: Hirshfeld, Alan W.
ISBN:978-0-7167-3711-7
Publication Date:May 2001
Publisher:W. H. Freeman & Company
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $23.95
Book Description:

In the dramatic tradition of the best-selling Longitude, Parallax charts the historical path of observational astronomy's most daunting challenge: measuring the distance to a star.The greatest scientific minds applied themselves in vain to the problem across the millennia, beginning with the ancient Greeks. Not until the nineteenth century would three astronomers, armed with the best telescopes of the age, race to conquer this astronomical Everest-their contest ending in a...
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Book Details
Pages:336
Detailed Subjects: Science / Astronomy
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.78 x 9.62 x 1.16 Inches
Book Weight:1.225 Pounds
Author Biography
Hirshfeld, Alan W. (Author)
Alan W. Hirshfeld is an astronomer at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, earned his undergraduate degree in astrophysics from Princeton and his Ph. D. in astronomy from Yale. He lives in Newton, Massachusetts.




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