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Though the book is now a bit dated, the insider look at astronomy is well worth reading. Being an amateur astronomer with professional level equipment, I got totally enthralled... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Lost count of the number of times I've re-read this book and it's got to be my all-time favourite non-fiction. Read morePublished 8 months ago by suzanne ruthven
Fascinating look into a technological marvel of the mid-20th century, and the personalities that keep it useful 70 years later. Great stuff.Published 9 months ago by Margery M.
This book allowed me to discover what I should have been when I grew up. Sixty years ago, I couldn't decide if I wanted to be a radiologist, a geologist, jazz musician,... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
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Mr. Preston is a great story teller. His account of the leading astronomers of the century is fascinating and informative. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Brian P. Lawler
While the story did jump around a lot I was still fascinated by it. So much so that I bought a copy for my son for a Christmas present.Published 14 months ago by Ray P. Raudebaugh
Richard Preston writes so engagingly even I can follow the facts and theories of the great scientists he works with.Published 15 months ago by carolynn kindelon