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The Resource Farside, Ben Bova

Farside, Ben Bova

Label
Farside
Title
Farside
Statement of responsibility
Ben Bova
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Farside, the side of the Moon that never faces Earth, is the ideal location for an astronomical observatory. It is also the setting for a tangled web of politics, personal ambition, love, jealousy, and murder. Telescopes on Earth have detected an Earth-sized planet circling a star some thirty light-years away. Now the race is on to get pictures of that distant world, photographs and spectra that will show whether or not the planet is truly like Earth, and if it bears life. Farside will include the largest optical telescope in the solar system as well as a vast array of radio antennas, the most sensitive radio telescope possible, insulated from the interference of Earth's radio chatter by a thousand kilometers of the Moon's solid body. Building the Farside observatory is a complex, often dangerous task. On the airless surface of the Moon, under constant bombardment of hard radiation and infalling micrometeoroids, builders must work in cumbersome spacesuits and use robotic machines as much as possible. Breakdowns—mechanical and emotional—are commonplace. Accidents happen, some of them fatal. What they find stuns everyone, and the human race will never be the same
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Summary
Everyone's looking for the next Earth, and when a promising candidate is detected circling a star some 30 light years away, everyone wants to be the first to see it in detail. As a team of astronomers works to build the lunar-based Farside Observatory with its giant optical telescope, they clash with the inhabitants of the Moon colony of Selene. Meanwhile, a rival group of scientists backed by the International Astronautical Authority creates a high-powered telescope of their own in deep space. Think astronomy is nothing but a fancy word for star-gazing? This novel, with its layered intrigue, high-tech sabotage, and rogue nanotechnology, is sure to change your mind. -- Description by Gillian Speace
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Pace
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Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10166268
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.O84
LC item number
F37 2013
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Grand tour of the solar system
Series volume
0019
Target audience
adult
Label
Farside, Ben Bova
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20606545
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
367 pages (hardcover)
Isbn
9780765323873
Lccn
2012037367
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Farside, Ben Bova
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20606545
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
367 pages (hardcover)
Isbn
9780765323873
Lccn
2012037367
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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