The Milky Way: An Insider's Guide


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This book offers an intimate guide to the Milky Way, taking readers on a grand tour of our home Galaxy's structure, genesis, and evolution, based on the latest astronomical findings. In engaging language, it tells how the Milky Way congealed from blobs of gas and dark matter into a spinning starry abode brimming with diverse planetary systems--some of which may be hosting myriad life forms and perhaps even other technologically communicative species. William Waller vividly describes the Milky Way as it appears in the night ...

The Milky Way: An Insider's Guide 2017, Princeton University Press

ISBN-13: 9780691178356

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The Milky Way: An Insider's Guide 2013, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

ISBN-13: 9780691122243