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Parallax: The Race to Measure the Cosmos, Hirshfeld, Alan W.
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Author Name    Hirshfeld, Alan W.

Title   Parallax: The Race to Measure the Cosmos

Binding   PAPERBACK

Book Condition   Good

Publisher    Holt Paperbacks

ISBN Number    0805071334 / 9780805071337

Seller ID   SKU20154603

0805071334 Good. Light to moderate shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. Trade paperback binding. Contains light to moderate highlighting, notes, underlining and/or other markings; satisfaction guaranteed. Earthlight Books is a family owned and operated, independent bookstore serving Walla Walla, Washington since 1973.

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How can we measure the distance to a star? Beginning in ancient Greece, history's greatest scientific minds applied themselves to the problem in vain. Not until the nineteenth century would three men, armed with the best telescopes of their age, race to conquer this astronomical Everest. "Parallax" tells the fast-moving story of their contest, which ended in a dead heat.
Against a sweeping backdrop filled with kidnappings, dramatic rescue, swordplay, madness, and bitter rivalry, Alan W. Hirshfeld brings to life the heroes -- and heroines -- of this remarkable chapter in history. Characters include the destitute boy plucked from a collapsed building who grew up to become the world's greatest telescope maker; the hot-tempered Dane whose nose was lopped off in a duel over mathematics; a merchant's apprentice forced to choose between the lure of money and his passion for astronomy; and the musician who astounded the world by discovering a new planet from his own backyard.
Generously illustrated with period engravings and paintings, "Parallax" is an unforgettable ride through time and space.

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