EXPLORING THE DISTANT STARS by Clyde B. Clason

EXPLORING THE DISTANT STARS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A nearer look at outer space- with a passing, respectful nod at the solar system- this gives informative material on the internal composition, orbital behavior and galactic roles of the stars; who discovered them, named them; on the nature of the space that lies between the stars; on the measurement of time and distance; on the perpetual flight of the galaxies from one another; on the origin, structure and fate of the universe. You will also learn about telescopes for eye and ear and other perceptual apparatus, and a great deal more about individuals, the great astronomers and what they personally achieved. The mathematics is virtually painless and the prose, though compact and freighted, is witty and drastically colloquial (a star is ""a hot number""). The book may err in this direction- but this is a contemptible quibble since it handles so much material-so well- and will be fascinating to a science-minded market.

Pub Date: March 28th, 1958
Publisher: Putnam