The Resource Farside, by Ben Bova, (electronic resource)

Farside, by Ben Bova, (electronic resource)

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Farside
Title
Farside
Statement of responsibility
by Ben Bova
Title variation
Far side
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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 show whether or not the planet is truly like Earth-and if it bears life. Farside observatory will have 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 Farside is a complex, often dangerous task. On the airless surface of the moon, under constant bombardment by 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. But what they ultimately find will stun everyone, and the human race will never be the same
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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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10205586
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1932-
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Bova, Ben
Dewey number
813.54
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not applicable
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not applicable
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fiction
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Read by Stefan Rudnicki
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1945-
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  • Rudnicki, Stefan
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True
Series statement
Grand tour of the solar system
Series volume
0019
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  • Astronomical observatories
  • Lunar bases
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
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Farside, by Ben Bova, (electronic resource)
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unknown
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digital storage
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unknown
Control code
MWT10878671
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 39 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781481592796
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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unknown
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digital.
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MWT10878671
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
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other
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
Farside, by Ben Bova, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
MWT10878671
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 39 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781481592796
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT10878671
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
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not applicable
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not applicable

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