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Title First light : the search for the edge of the universe / Richard Preston.
Author Preston, Richard, 1954-
Publication New York : Random House, [1996]
Copyright date ©1996
Edition First revised edition.
Description 1 online resource (xvii, 275 pages) : illustrations
text file
Call # eBOOK
Contents Big eye -- Shoemaker comets -- Gadgeteers -- Discoveries.
Summary Seven years before Richard Preston wrote about horrifying viruses in The Hot Zone, he turned his attention to the cosmos. In First Light, he demonstrates his gift for creating an exciting and absorbing narrative around a complex scientific subject--in this case the efforts by astronomers at the Palomar Observatory in the San Gabriel Mountains of California to peer to the farthest edges of space through the Hale Telescope, attempting to solve the riddle of the creation of the universe. Richard Preston's name became a household word with The Hot Zone, which sold nearly 800,000 copies in hardcover, was on The New York Times's bestseller list for 42 weeks, and was the subject of countless magazine and newspaper articles. Preston has become a sought-after commentator on popular science subjects. For this hardcover reprint of what has been called "the best popular account of astronomy in action," (Kirkus Reviews) he has revised the text and written a new introduction.
Note Print version record.
Subject Astronomy -- Popular works.
Astronomy -- Research -- California -- Popular works.
Palomar Observatory -- Popular works.
SCIENCE -- Astronomy.
Palomar Observatory. (OCoLC)fst00567379
Astronomy. (OCoLC)fst00819673
Astronomy -- Research. (OCoLC)fst00819727
California. (OCoLC)fst01204928
Astronomie -- Histoire -- États-Unis.
Genre Electronic books.
Popular works. (OCoLC)fst01423846
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc.
Related To Print version: Preston, Richard, 1954- First light. 1st rev. ed. New York : Random House, ©1996 (DLC) 96013065 (OCoLC)34514047
ISBN 9780307817426 (electronic bk.)
0307817423 (electronic bk.)

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