The Hubble Wars: Astrophysics Meets Astropolitics in the Two-Billion-Dollar Struggle over the Hubble Space Telescope

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One of the senior scientists who worked on the Hubble Telescope recounts, in deep human and scientific detail, the three-way struggle between science, government, and industry that led to the malfunctioning, multibillion dollar project. 25,000 first printing. $20,000 ad/promo.

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A thrilling look inside the Hubble telescope debacle that "may be the most readable and instructive book on the doing of science since James Watson wrote The Double Helix in 1968."-- New York Times Book Review

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Eric J. Chaisson is Research Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Director of the H. Dudley Center for Innovative Science Education at Tufts University. He is the author of Cosmic Dawn, nominated for the National Book Award for distinguished science writing.

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