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Great observatories of the world

Author: Serge Brunier; Anne-Marie Lagrange; Catherine Cesarsky
Publisher: Buffalo, NY : Firefly Books (U.S.), 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An in-depth description of observatories on Earth and in space, including telescopes planned for the future, history of astronomy and telescopes and essays on technology involved in observatories.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Brunier, Serge.
Great observatories of the world.
Buffalo, NY : Firefly Books (U.S.), 2005
(OCoLC)735518333
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Serge Brunier; Anne-Marie Lagrange; Catherine Cesarsky
ISBN: 1554070554 9781554070558
OCLC Number: 57166639
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: 240 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 37 cm
Contents: I. The great observatories --
II. Space observatories --
III. Telescopes of the future.
Other Titles: Grands observatoires du monde.
Responsibility: Serge Brunier and Anne-Marie Lagrange ; foreword by Catherine Cesarsky.
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Divided into three parts, this book is an in-depth tour of the world's 57 observatories in the USA, Europe, Chile, Australia, India, Japan, and outer space. In addition, it includes the locations of  Read more...

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Beautifully illustrated essays.--Stephen Maran"Air and Space Smithsonian" (11/01/2005) The talk is techie, but the gizmos glorious.--David Elliott"San Diego Union-Tribune" (11/27/2005) The Read more...

 
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