The Perfect Machine: Building the Palomar Telescope

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9780060182052: The Perfect Machine: Building the Palomar Telescope

Chronicles the twenty-year campaign to construct the massive telescope at Mount Palomar in California and the scientists, engineers, and builders who played vital roles in the project.

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Ronald Florence was educated at Berkeley and Harvard. The author of five previous books, he lives with his wife and son on the Connecticut shore, where they raise Cotswold sheep.

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"A superb history by a super writer and historian."-- Allan Sandage "Over to you, Pulitzer Prize Committee."-- Arthur C. Clarke

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