Parallax The Race to Measure the Cosmos, by Hirshfeld, Alan W.
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- ISBN: 9780486490939 | 0486490939
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 9/19/2013
This lively and entertaining history of the long struggle to measure the distance to the stars will appeal to general readers as well as to amateur and professional astronomers. Readers will encounter fascinating historical characters, from ancient Greeks to 19th-century scientists. Well illustrated, with contemporary pictures plus extensive notes on further reading. 2002 edition.