Hi: This book is a great read. Richard Preston spent months living with and working around the Hale Telescope at Palomar, and this is his chronicle. The telescope is like another character in the book. I read this through in one sitting the first time.
Hardbound, excellent condition, 2nd edition (1996, has an additional forward compared to the 1st edition.) This book is out of print and has attained a kind of cult status among certain readers. See what you think. $25 shipped to the ConUS via book rate. I prefer Paypal but will take checks.