God's Planet by Owen Gingerich
Harvard University Press, 2014
(170 pages, $19.95, hardcover)
Rare are the books that combine brevity with clarity, and delight with instruction. This is one. It is also nicely produced and agreeable to hold and read: a pleasure, therefore, to review. The author, Owen Gingerich, is emeritus professor of astronomy and history of science at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
The book's arrangement could hardly be simpler: three great scientist . . .
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