This lively and entertaining history of the long struggle to measure the distance to the stars will appeal to general readers as well as amateur and professional astronomers. Readers will encounter fascinating historical characters, from ancient Greeks to19th-century scientists. Well illustrated, with contemporary pictures plus extensive notes on further reading.
Reprint of the Henry Holt and Company, New York, 2002 edition.
|Author/Editor||Alan W. Hirshfeld|
|Dimensions||6 x 9|