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Giant Telescopes

Astronomical Ambition and the Promise of Technology

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PAPERBACK

$30.50 • £24.95 • €27.50

ISBN 9780674019966

Publication Date: 04/30/2006

Academic Trade

376 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

10 halftones, 4 line illustrations, 1 table

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W. Patrick McCray is an assistant professor in the History Department of the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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