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First Light

(1987)
The Search for the Edge of the Universe
A non fiction book by

 
 
"There is a saying among astronomers that five billion people concern themselves with the surface of the Earth, and ten thousand with everything else," writes Richard Preston, best-selling author of The Hot Zone. And if you think these professional stargazers spend most of their time serenely peering into the night sky, guess again. Today's astronomers are world-class gadgeteers who scurry about giant (and often frigid) observatories tinkering with the mechanical and electronic tools of their trade. In First Light, they tangle with the Hale Telescope, one of the world's oldest and largest. This beautifully written book is highly recommended for anybody interested in astronomy.



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October 1996 : USA Hardback
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Title: First Light: The Search for the Edge of the Universe
Author(s): Richard Preston
ISBN: 0-679-44969-8 / 978-0-679-44969-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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April 1991 : UK Hardback
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Title: First Light
Author(s): Richard Preston
ISBN: 0-356-18843-4 / 978-0-356-18843-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
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November 1987 : USA Hardback
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Title: First Light: The Search for the Edge of the Universe
Author(s): Richard Preston
ISBN: 0-87113-200-1 / 978-0-87113-200-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Pr
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Paperback Editions

January 1998 : UK Paperback
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Title: First Light
Author(s): Richard Preston
ISBN: 0-552-99784-6 / 978-0-552-99784-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi
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October 1996 : USA Paperback
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Title: First Light: The Search for the Edge of the Universe
Author(s): Richard Preston
ISBN: 0-8129-9185-0 / 978-0-8129-9185-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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October 1995 : USA Paperback
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Title: First Light: The Search for the Edge of the Universe
Author(s): Richard Preston
ISBN: 0-385-48009-1 / 978-0-385-48009-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor Books
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August 1992 : UK Paperback
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Title: First Light
Author(s): Richard Preston
ISBN: 0-349-10456-5 / 978-0-349-10456-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Abacus
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February 1990 : UK Paperback
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Title: First Light;the Search For the Edge of the Universe
Author(s): Richard Preston
ISBN: 0-7474-0574-3 / 978-0-7474-0574-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Group (UK) Ltd
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November 1988 : USA Paperback
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Title: First Light
Author(s): Richard Preston
ISBN: 0-452-26170-8 / 978-0-452-26170-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Plume
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Kindle Editions

April 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: First Light: The Search for the Edge of the Universe
Author(s): Richard Preston
Publisher: Random House
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