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The Soul of the Night

An Astronomical Pilgrimage
Raymo, Chet (Book - 1985 )
Average Rating: 5 stars out of 5.
The Soul of the Night
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Essays discuss black holes, galaxies, constellations, comets, the moon, the origins of the universe, and the nature of matter

Authors: Raymo, Chet
Statement of Responsibility: Chet Raymo ; wood engravings by Michael McCurdy
Title: The soul of the night
an astronomical pilgrimage
Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall, c1985
Characteristics: 209 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes: Includes index
Subject Headings: Astronomy
Topical Term: Astronomy
Additional Contributors: McCurdy, Michael
LCCN: 85006480
ISBN: 0138228833
Research Call Number: JSE 13-27
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Jul 19, 2010
  • DianaR1959 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Poised between poetry and physics, faith and reason, Raymo turns out beautifully written essays in a style somewhere between Loren Eisley and Lewis Thomas. He ponders the science of galaxies. He ties microcosm to macrocosm, moving from a red-winged blackbird to a quasar seen through a back yard telescope. –Publishers Weekly

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