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New Stars for Old: Stories from the History of Astronomy

Popular Science

By: Marc Read (Author)

247 pages, no illustrations

Candy Jar Books

Hardback | Jul 2013 | #209262 | ISBN-13: 9780957154865
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NHBS Price: £17.99 $22/€20 approx

About this book

Marc Read fuses historical fact with dramatic fiction in this fresh interpretation of astronomy. Bringing the history of astronomy to dramatic life through the eyes of figures such as Aristotle, Galileo and the mind of Sir Isaac Newton this popular science book is both entertaining and factual. New Stars for Old will appeal to fans of popular science, philosophy, historical biography and astronomy.

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Marc Read was born on the channel island of Jersey in 1971. Having always been interested in history and science, Marc has studied these fields extensively which have granted him a Masters degree in physics and philosophy, and a PhD in history and the philosophy of science. He currently lives in Newcastle-upon-Tyne with his wife and two children. After a teaching career that has taken him from London to Washington DC, Marc now teaches physics and philosophy at the Royal Grammar School in Newcastle. When he is not working and the weather is good, he enjoys taking his motorbike out for a spin.

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