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on 12 September 2013
This book focusses on the motivations and trials of a small group of scientists focussing on a problem in spite of institutional challenges and shines a light on the choices agencies such as NASA have to make in these situations, which is unusual. The downsides for me were on the one side not quite feeling the passion of the scientists coming through, while on the other not getting into the technical detail of the problems more. Swinging one way or the other would have made the book more gripping for me but the shorter form writing does mean the book does not feel slow in its pacing. I would encourage those who want to feel some of the excitement of the early deep space probes to look into it.
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on 10 October 2013
This exposition of scientific discovery, consternation, mathematical diligence and ability and then, finally, affirmation is as thrilling and gripping as many a novel. Even those readers without a Physics or Mathematics background will be able to follow the narrative to a satisfactory conclusion.
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on 28 August 2013
Wonderful story of dedication and patience to solve a mystery. It is that quality which brings hope for the human race. Such a tiny error, but enough to have people spend much of their lives working to solve the question of why?
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on 31 August 2013
Only a relatively short book, but a fascinating history of the investigation of an observed scientific anomaly and how it dominated the lives of some of those involved.
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on 1 September 2013
I was intrigued by the title but disappointed with the outcome. I found it overlong, not a particularly interesting read and scientifically unconvincing.
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on 24 September 2013
My background is in radar and communication therefore this was understandable
to a point but rather inconclusive however it was worth the price.
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on 12 July 2014
Very interesting book but disappointed that the theory of an anomalous acceleration of the probes was, essentially, not proven.
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on 2 September 2013
It was interesting, don't think I would recommend it to friends. Was good for reading on the train which it was bought for
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on 3 September 2014
not as great as I exected
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