Hardcover: Riverhead Books, 2000
Paperback: Riverhead Books, 2001
England Hardcover: Harper Collins
England Paperback: Harper Collins
Brazil: Editora Objetiva
The Times of London
A book to be enjoyed by readers of all types. The novice will be fascinated, and the serious scientist will be intrigued…. The book is a distinct success.
– Patrick Moore
Times Higher Education Supplement (London)
This book is easy to read but hard to put down. It is remarkably free of technical obscurities and will please a wide range of readers, from professional scientists to those still at school. The book moved me on two levels: first as an account of the human and political side of American space science and all the conflicting forces that move it and, second, as an exhibition where scientists can display their exquisitely crafted instruments and their views of the discoveries made using them.
– James Lovelock
A solid work of science journalism.
- Barnesandnoble.com “Best Science & Nature Books 2000”
- Optioned by Grand Productions, Inc. (Gary Randall) as a TNT Miniseries