To See the Unseen: A History of Planetary Radar Astronomy
by Andrew J. Butrica
Publisher: NASA History Division 1996
Number of pages: 301
Andrew J. Butrica has written a comprehensive and illuminating history of this little-understood but surprisingly significant scientific discipline. Quite rigorous and systematic in its methodology, To See the Unseen explores the development of the radar astronomy specialty in the larger community of scientists.
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