Books: Blazoning the Heavens

THE DISCOVERY OF OUR GALAXY

by CHARLES A. WHITNEY

308 pages. Knopf. $10.

THE BEAUTY OF THE UNIVERSE

by HANS ROHR, translated and revised by

ARTHUR BEER

87 pages. Viking. $10.

The Rosette in Monoceros. The Veil in Cygnus. The Ring Nebula in Lyra. Even the names have a special loveliness. Say them aloud: the Cluster in Berenice's Hair, the Horsehead in Orion, the Crab Nebula in Taurus. As science presses its probes to the most inner recesses of the mind, to the most minute structures of matter and the very processes of life, jubilation may be...

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