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Measuring the Universe: Our Historic Quest to Chart the Horizons of Space and Time Paperback – 1 Dec 2000
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About the Author
Kitty Ferguson is a science writer and the author of Prisons of Light: Black Holes; The Fire in the Equations: Science, Religion, and the Search for God; and Stephen Hawking: Quest for a Theory of Everything. She is also a professional musician. Ms. Ferguson lives in Northern New Jersey.
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Amazon.com: 12 reviews
2 April 2000 - Published on Amazon.com
4 people found this helpful.
This book weaves lucid science and history together into a most fascinating tapestry. You will learn about the search for the size of the universe, but you will also learn about the world around you. You will learn how science works, and how people work. You will learn what we know, and how much more we have to learn. This is a beautifully crafted book and well worth the time of scientists, historians, and normal people too!
fascinating and entertaining
30 January 2007 - Published on Amazon.com
My first intention was to read the praised book named Parallax, but sadly was out of print. Anyway, this book is also a great choice for those trying to learn how distances are measure to other objects of the vast universe. The author also provide a rich background of history and explore new theories about the structure, age and density of the universe in plain language. This is definitely a book to enrich in knowledge.
William W. Sadler
Kitty does a great job getting important points across without getting into too ...
19 June 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
Very interesting. Kitty does a great job getting important points across without getting into too much math. Very nice for the casual reader.
David A. Foster
Completely entertaining and informative
22 November 1999 - Published on Amazon.com
9 people found this helpful.
I was wowed by this book completely. The narrative of the relationship between the Catholic church and the sciences alone made it worthwhile. If you haven't read a book such as this and think you know what really happened with Galileo Galilei... well, you probably don't.
Jane N. Ashcom
5 July 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
I bought this book for my son, who teaches physics, math,, and astronomy. He loves its clarity, its content.