Coming of Age in the Milky Way - Timothy Ferris

Coming of Age in the Milky Way - Timothy Ferris (2003)

Preface

Part I. SPACE

Chapter 1. THE DOME OF HEAVEN

Chapter 2. RAISING (AND LOWERING) THE ROOF

Chapter 3. THE DISCOVERY OF THE EARTH

Chapter 4. THE SUN WORSHIPERS

Chapter 5. THE WORLD IN RETROGRADE

Chapter 6. NEWTON’S REACH

Chapter 7. A PLUMB LINE TO THE SUN

Chapter 8. DEEP SPACE

Chapter 9. ISLAND UNIVERSES

Chapter 10. EINSTEIN’S SKY

Chapter 11. THE EXPANSION OF THE UNIVERSE

Part II. TIME

Chapter 12. SERMONS IN STONES

Chapter 13. THE AGE OF THE EARTH

Chapter 14. THE EVOLUTION OF ATOMS AND STARS

Part III. CREATION

Chapter 15. THE QUANTUM AND ITS DISCONTENTS

Chapter 16. RUMORS OF PERFECTION

Chapter 17. THE AXIS OF HISTORY

Chapter 18. THE ORIGIN OF THE UNIVERSE

Chapter 19. MIND AND MATTER

Chapter 20. THE PERSISTENCE OF MYSTERY

ADDENDUM TO THE PERENNIAL EDITION

GLOSSARY

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSE

NOTES

BIBLIOGRAPHY