Charles A. Whitney

Finalist, 1972 National Book Awards

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The Discovery of Our Galaxy

The Discovery of Our Galaxy by Charles A. Whitney, book cover, 1972
ISBN 9780307817099 Knopf /

This is a book about the mystery and the passion, the imagination, religion, and poetry, the philosophy, the intellectual flights—and, above all, the people—that have created the science of astronomy, from Thales of Miletus predicting eclipses in the sixth century B.C. to today’s scientists probing the cosmic significance of the mysterious “black holes” discovered in 1970. More about this book >

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