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Jul 29, 2012

Searching African Skies

Product Details:
Author: Sarah Wild
Subtitle: The Square Kilometre Array and South Africa's Quest to Hear the Songs of the Stars
Publisher: Jacana Media (Pty) Ltd
ISBN: 9781431404728
Publication date: July 2012

ORDER FROM: Kalahari.com
(Kalahari is far cheaper than all the other SA book stores!)

Product Description:
Sarah Wild’s Searching African Skies is the story of South African radio astronomy and the quest to hear the songs of the stars. What, exactly, is the Square Kilometre Array? How did South Africa end up bidding against Australia to host the largest scientific instrument on Earth? What does it hope to find in outer space? Are we alone in the universe? Will we be able to see as far back as the big bang? And can a developing country justify building a massive radio telescope at the expense of housing, healthcare and meeting basic needs? Jacana presents the book that shall answer these questions.

About the Author:
Award-winning science columnist Sarah Wild is currently the Science and Technology Editor at Business Day. She has a Bachelor of Science in Physics, Electronics and English Literature, specialising in radio astronomy. This is her first full-length African science book.

See also... The Experiment of the Century!

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