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Giant Telescopes

Astronomical Ambition and the Promise of Technology

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PAPERBACK

$31.50 • £25.95 • €28.50

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

World

  • Introduction: Beautiful and Cantankerous Instruments
  • 1. Leo and Jesse’s Changing World
  • 2. Tradition and Balance
  • 3. Visions of Grandeur
  • 4. Paper Telescopes
  • 5. Growing Pains
  • 6. Astropolitics
  • 7. Smoke and Mirrors
  • 8. Joining the 8-Meter Club
  • 9. Point-and-Click Astronomy
  • Conclusion: Telescopes, Postwar Science, and the Next Big Machine
  • [Table of] Giant Telescopes
  • Sources
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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