Giant Telescopes: Astronomical Ambition and the Promise of Technology
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Beschreibungpolitics behind finding our place in the universe.
InhaltsverzeichnisIntroduction: 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 Giant Telescopes Sources Abbreviations Notes Acknowledgments Index
PortraitW. Patrick McCray is Assistant Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Pressestimmen"Fewer than 100 years ago, this galaxy was all there was but stargazers have pushed the universal population count to about 200bn galaxies so far - each with maybe 200bn stars - and extended the boundaries of the visible universe to about 13bn light years. So a book about the academic bickering, muddled finance and international finesse behind the instruments that widened human horizons should be welcome. Even better, this heavenly topic has its share of drama and comedy." - Tim Radford, The Guardian"
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: HARVARD UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2006
Seitenanzahl: 367 Seiten