Largely autobiographical account of the author's life as one who fell in love first with physics and then with teaching physics to students.
From the nucleus to deep space -- Measurements, uncertainties, and the stars -- Bodies in motion -- The magic of drinking with a straw -- Over and under--outside and inside--the rainbow -- The harmonies of strings and winds -- The wonders of electricity -- The mysteries of magnetism -- Energy conservation--plus ça change . . . -- X-rays from outer space! -- X-ray ballooning, the early days -- Cosmic catastrophes, neutron stars, and black holes -- Celestial ballet -- X-ray bursters! -- Ways of seeing.