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

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ISBN-10: 0521534550

ISBN-13: 9780521534550

Edition: 2003

Authors: Helen Wright

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This is the remarkable story of the building of the Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton in California. The author also presents detailed information on the characters involved in the construction of this, the first high-altitude astronomical observatory, which was finally opened in 1888.
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Book details

List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/13/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.55" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

List of illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
Prologue
The story of James Lick
Captain Floyd and the Lick Trust
European journey
Transition to the skies over Mount Hamilton
'Dear Captain'
Ladder to the sky
Success and conflict
Engineering feat on Mount Hamilton
James Lick's last journey
Final stages
To the stars
Epilogue
Notes
Index