Princeton University Press

Sean Walker

Astronomer William Waller presents an intimate guide to our home galaxy in his new book The Milky Way: An Insider’s Guide ($29.95). The book details the prevalent theory of the Milky Way’s origin and evolution from clouds of gas and dark matter to the spinning starry abode brimming with planetary systems that we see today. The author acquaints readers with key components of our galaxy, from its prominent central bulge that surrounds a currently dormant supermassive black hole to its mysterious outer halo of dark matter. In engaging and accessible prose, Waller explains many complex theories about our galaxy, the lives of the stars within it, and the history of our understanding of it.
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