On the Glassy Sea: An Astronomer's Journey

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On the Glassy Sea covers a sweeping diversity of subjects, representing the author's search for answers to questions of scientific and social importance. Tom Gehrels discusses his work as a planetary scientist, his telescopic observations from balloons to spacecraft, and his training as a student. Gehrels also explores such topics as peace, war, change, space flight, and India.

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Tom Gehrels served as an agent for Special Operations Executive during World War II, as a messenger for Andrei Sakharov during the Cold War, and as a pioneer in electronic searching for impacting asteroids. He is a Professor of Planetary Sciences at the University of Arizona, and a Fellow at the Physical Research Laboratory in Ahmedabad, India.

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