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    DescriptionWorld authorities on the history of astronomy - David Devorkin and Robert Smith - reveal Hubble as an unparalleled engineering accomplishment that documents the solar system's workings and growth, the accelerated expansion of the universe, and even humankind's potential demise by the same kind of comet that decimated the dinosaurs millions of years ago. Inside stories reveal how the last mission to service Hubble - in October 2008 - is critical and high profile (its cancellation in 2004 cost NASA's Chief Administrator his job); how lead astronaut John Grunsfeld decided to make this dangerous mission because it is so vital to the future of Earth; how the final images from Hubble over the next few years will set the stage for the 2013 launch of the new infrared telescope, the James Webb; and, finally what will be the fate of the most famous telescope of all time.


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    Title
    Hubble
    Subtitle
    Imaging Space and Time
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David H. DeVorkin
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 279 mm
    Height: 305 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 1,656 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781426203220
    ISBN 10: 1426203225
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    BIC subject category V2: PDZ
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: WNX
    BISAC V2.8: PHO011000
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16100
    BIC subject category V2: PGG
    BISAC V2.8: SCI005000
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    LC subject heading: , ,
    B&T Approval Code: A52702000
    BISAC V2.8: SCI004000
    B&T Approval Code: A52500000
    BISAC V2.8: SCI076000
    DC22: 522/.2919
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 522.2919
    LC classification: QB500.268 .D479 2008
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: PDZ, WNX, PGG
    Illustrations note
    125 colour photographs
    Publisher
    National Geographic Society
    Imprint name
    National Geographic Society
    Publication date
    30 September 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Hanover, PA
    Author Information
    David Devorkin is curator for history and astronomy and the space sciences at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. In his more than 30-year career, he has written over 90 articles and seven books. He lives in Maryland. Robert Smith is professor of history and past chair of the Department of History and Classics at the University of Alberta, and formerly a staff member at the National Air and Space Museum. His books include the award-winning "The Space Telescope: A Study of NASA, Science, Technology and Politics." He has closely followed Hubble's history for 20 years.