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“Kitty Ferguson brings a lively, infectiously enthusiastic tone and historical perspective to measuring the universe. How are these measurements made? What are the challenges? Why are these issues interesting and fundamental to understanding the universe? These are some of the questions addressed in this very readable and enjoyable book.”
– Wendy Freedman, Carnegie Observatories

“Music, more than any of the other arts, is expressed in numbers – measurements of differences in pitch and time. I’m no scientist, but I know what I like, and I found Measuring the Universe exciting, entertaining, and even enthralling.”
– Peter Schickele, “the discoverer of P.D.Q. Bach”

”Modern bookshelves are filled with stories of cosmic discovery. Occasionally, however, an author comes along who dares to describe how science works, who dares to find its underbelly and remind us that the romance and pleasure of cosmic discoveries lies not necessarily in experimental results but in the journey of measurements that led to them. Such an author is Kitty Ferguson, a musician turned science writer, who is distinguished as one who can explain complex things – from the life and times of cosmic objects like black holes to the life and times of cosmic physicists such as Stephen Hawking.”
– Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City

“With a lyricism that might be expected of a writer who is also a professional musician, Ferguson takes us on a fascinating voyage through science history.”
– San Jose Mercury News

Ferguson takes readers on a journey through time and thought . . . . Sure to entertain and engage armchair astronomers.”
– Astronomy

“Ferguson turns men of science into men of fascination.”
– Evening Standard