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Author Waller, William H. (William Howard), 1952-

Title The Milky Way : an insider's guide / William H. Waller.

Imprint Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2013]
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Description xi, 316 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Summary This book offers an intimate guide to the Milky Way, taking readers on a grand tour of our home Galaxy's structure, genesis, and evolution, based on the latest astronomical findings. In engaging language, it tells how the Milky Way congealed from blobs of gas and dark matter into a spinning starry abode brimming with diverse planetary systems--some of which may be hosting myriad life forms and perhaps even other technologically communicative species.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 299-309) and index.
Contents First impressions -- Historic perceptions -- Panchromatic vistas -- Neighbors of the Sun -- Beacons from afar -- Star birth -- Lives of the stars -- Stellar afterlives -- The galactic garden -- Monster in the core -- Tales of origin -- Life in the Milky Way.
Subject Galaxies.
Milky Way.
Call # 523.113 WALLER
ISBN 9780691122243
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