Written in an informal and engaging style, this volume traces the
discoveries that led to our understanding of the size and structure
of the Milky Way, and the conclusive evidence for a massive black
hole at its center. Robert H. Sanders, an astronomer who witnessed
many of these developments, describes how we parted the veil of
interstellar dust to probe the strange phenomena within. We now
know that the most luminous objects in the Universe - quasars... more...