Nonfiction Staff Pick: Parallax by Alan Hirschfield
While perusing the shelves in the Sciences today I came across Parallax: The Race to Measure the Cosmos by Alan Hirschfield, and I am adding it to my reading list pronto. The story traces the path to solving astronomy’s greatest challenge: measuring the distance to a star. The quest begins with the ancient Greeks , and the story promises excitement and intrigue with kidnappings, dramatic rescue, swordplay, madness and even some old-fashioned bitter rivalry. It looks irresistible! Come check it out, and for other scientific capers like this one, peruse the shelves around 523.8 in the Nonfiction Department and you won’t be disappointed.