WATCHERS OF THE SKIES: An Informal History of Astronomy from Babylon to the Space Age by Willy Ley

WATCHERS OF THE SKIES: An Informal History of Astronomy from Babylon to the Space Age

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Informal"" here means that Willy Ley has introduced much off-beat and fascinating information from the history of astronomy into a broad survey of historical developments in this basic science. Following a chronological path at the start, he later adopts a stimulating topical approach, both of which reveal what a startling amount of research, and no doubt enjoyment, went into putting this book together. All basic facts are here plus quite a bit of biographical information about many astronomers and other technical information in appendix.

Pub Date: Nov. 18th, 1963
Publisher: Viking