Phillip W. Alley

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[The Milky Way: Galaxy Number One is a] clear, logically ordered treatment covering historical progress in the understanding of the solar system, methods of determining astronomical distances, specific facts about the Milky Way, radio astronomy, and the evolution of galaxies…. Both advanced young readers and persons wanting to enlarge...

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[The Milky Way: Galaxy Number One is a] clear, logically ordered treatment covering historical progress in the understanding of the solar system, methods of determining astronomical distances, specific facts about the Milky Way, radio astronomy, and the evolution of galaxies…. Both advanced young readers and persons wanting to enlarge upon a casual acquaintanceship with astronomy can profit from this….

Phillip W. Alley, "'The Milky Way: Galaxy Number One'," in School Library Journal, an appendix to Library Journal (reprinted from the October, 1969 issue of School Library Journal, published by R. R. Bowker Co./A Xerox Corporation; copyright © 1969), October, 1969, p. 147.

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