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The Man Who Sold the Milky Way: A Biography of Bart Bok

Levy, David H.

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ISBN 10: 0816511497 / ISBN 13: 9780816511495
Editorial: University of Arizona Press
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Título: The Man Who Sold the Milky Way: A Biography ...

Editorial: University of Arizona Press

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:New

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Distinguished astronomy researcher, teacher, and lecturer, "Bart Bok always loved to talk about astronomy's big picture," observes David Levy, "and in his lifetime of commitment to the Milky Way, he had seen that picture evolve." Drawing on more than fifty interviews with Bok over the two years before his death, Levy's biography was first undertaken over Bok's protests but later gained his full cooperation. The book shows not only what made Bok an exceptional scientist but also what it was like to be an astronomer in an era of significant progress in that field.


"Levy has done a wonderful job of conveying Bart Bok's vital energy and his work."?Air & Space"A goldmine of historical facts and delightful insights into the man and his times."?Barry Madore, Senior Research Astronomer, California Institute of Technology"Bart J. Bok was, without doubt, one of the most colourful characters of 20th-century astronomy. . . . Levy has performed a valuable service in creating a bold portrait of Bok, one which will give those who never had the chance to meet him some flavour of the man."?The Observatory"A tireless promoter of astronomy to the general public and a revered teacher, he is sorely missed in the astronomical community. Levy's book is a fine tribute to this man, describing his personal nature and tracing his achievements at the many observatories where he worked."?Astronomy"Having been a student and then a close friend of Bok for nearly 50 years, I thought I knew something about his life, work, and family. What a pleasure it was to find a host of new insights. Consequently, the book has a great deal to offer Bok's friends and professional colleagues. Likewise, it delivers even more for anyone not yet familiar with the story of one of the 20th century's most notable astronomers."?Arthur A. Hoag in Sky & Telescope

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