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Old stars shining brightly,
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This review is from: New Stars For Old: Stories from the History of Astronomy (Kindle Edition)
Such a joy! Taking a fascinating topic, astronomy's difficult and twisting history, and sprinkling it with his idiosyncratic stardust, our good Doctor MBAR has wrought a concoction of charm, wit and imagination. All is cut through with a profound wisdom, worn lightly but so convincingly. His goal: sharing with us his grasp of how that infra-ordinary stuff of daily humanity flows on throughout man's aspirations toward a truly cosmological vision. A triumph - for a first book, too - and, importantly, an affirmation of all that is good in human liff.