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Parallax: The Race to Measure the Cosmos is an outstanding book; it differsfrom Longitude in having more science and a longer historical sweep; italso has less politics and human drama.
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Jun 11, 2010Parallax: The Race to Measure the Cosmos and millions of other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.4.3/5(21)Author: Alan W. HirshfeldPrice: $20Format: Paperback
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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 4.2/5Ratings: 94Reviews: 14
Parallax: The Race to Measure the Cosmos by Alan W
Parallax surveys the scientific race to measure the cosmos, revealing the history of various scientific efforts to measure the distance to a star. From bitter rivalry to scientists who came from unlikely beginnings, this provides an intriguing history of the process of scientific investigation.4.5/5(2)Price: $19Brand: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.Author: Alan W. Hirshfeld
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Jan 18, 2002Parallax: The Race to Measure the Cosmos is an outstanding book; it differsfrom Longitude in having more science and a longer historical sweep; italso has less politics and human drama. The race to measure longitude wasenlivened by the fact that sailors were everywhere dying because of failedlongitude measurements and there was a gigantic cash prize motivating theplayers.Author: Karl Giberson
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Aug 03, 2002Eventually, astronomers found that the way to obtain stellar distances is to measure the shift in the direction, or parallax, of stars when looked at from two ends of the Earth's yearly path
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Parallax: The Race to Measure the Cosmos
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.
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Book Review - Parallax: The Race to Measure the Cosmos Back at the MARAC conference last April, one of the keynote speakers was by Alan Hirshfeld who was selling copies of his newest book The Electric Life of Michael Faraday .
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The new book "Parallax: The Race to Measure the Cosmos" chronicles the centuries-long struggle to secure the first distance to a star through detection of stellar parallax.
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