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Author Hirsh, Richard F.

Title Glimpsing an invisible universe : the emergence of X-ray astronomy / Richard F. Hirsh
Published Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1983


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Description viii, 186 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I. The Scientific, Technological and Political Environments: 1. The heritage of X-ray astronomy; 2. The political environment; 3. First fruit; Part II. The X-ray Astronomy Community: 4. Competition and confirmation; 5. 'A major area within astronomy'; 6. Migrants and money; Part III. Resolving the Central Problem: 7. Of mechanisms and a model; 8. Research programs; 9. More problems, new lines of research; 10. Uhuru; Part IV. Epilogue: 11. Success and frustration; Appendices: 1. Statistics on scientists; 2. Experimental groups in nonsolar X-ray astronomy; 3. Technical discussion; Bibliographic note on unpublished sources; Notes; Index
Analysis X-ray astronomy
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject X-ray astronomy.
LC no. 82023633
ISBN 0521251214