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Fascinating look into a technological marvel of the mid-20th century, and the personalities that keep it useful 70 years later. Great stuff.Published 1 month 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 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is an excellent account of the author's first-person exploration of the great Palomar Observatory, its magnificent Hale Telescope, and the people who use them to press human... Read morePublished 4 months ago by James Guilford
Mr. Preston is a great story teller. His account of the leading astronomers of the century is fascinating and informative. Read morePublished 4 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 5 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 7 months ago by carolynn kindelon
Very well written documentary story. Captured and held my attention in a vise. The science is very open mindedly presented.
One of my basic criteria for judging a book is whether or not it keep me enthralled page after page, and this one did. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Paula Huston