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Soul of the Night

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About the Author

Chet Raymo is professor emeritus of physics and astronomy at Stonehill College in Massachusetts. A teacher, naturalist, and former science columnist for the Boston Globe, he is the author of many books including Honey from Stone, Climbing Brandon, and The Path.


Chet Raymo's book is for anyone who loves the music of words, the melodies of physics and the lyrics of a far-ranging and ingenious mind. Chet Raymo is one of my favorite writers for his wealth of imagery and the sheer pleasure of the writing -- Ann Zwinger, author of Run, River, Run Fascinating information about astronomy and ... cosmology... An attractive and informative backdrop for stargazing. The New York Times Poised between poetry and physics, faith and reason, Raymo turns out beautifully written essays in a style somewhere between Loren Eiseley and Lewis Thomas. He ponders the science of the galaxies. He ties microcosm to macrocosm, moving from a red-winged blackbird to a quasar seen through a back yard telescope. Publishers Weekly

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