James Lick's Monument: The Saga of Captain Richard Floyd and the Building of the Lick Observatory

James Lick's Monument: The Saga of Captain Richard Floyd and the Building of the Lick Observatory

by Helen Wright
     
 

This is a remarkable story of the building of the Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton in California.See more details below

Overview

This is a remarkable story of the building of the Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton in California.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521534550
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/13/2003
Pages:
248
Sales rank:
1,255,883
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgments; Prologue; 1. The story of James Lick; 2. Captain Floyd and the Lick Trust; 3. European journey; 4. Transition to the skies over Mount Hamilton; 5. 'Dear Captain'; 6. Ladder to the sky; 7. Success and conflict; 8. Engineering feat on Mount Hamilton; 9. James Lick's last journey; 10. Final stages; 11. To the stars; Epilogue; Notes; Index.

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