In Quest of Quasars by Bova, Ben

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In Quest of Quasars

First Edition

(New York): Crowell-Collier Press, 1969. 198 pages. A relatively early book on quasars for a popular astronomy audience—the dense accretions of matter around black holes were only named in 1964. The author, at the time a marketing manager for a space contractor, went on to become a popular and respected science fiction author. ISBN: 281AIB0003312.

This copy is inscribed by the author, "To John Campbell--A book about something that puzzles and challenges scientists--what else? With very best wishes, Ben." Campbell was the editor of the science-fiction magazine Analog and a piece of his note stationery is laid in. A nice association as Bova would replace Campbell after his death. A near fine copy in a price-clipped, but otherwise fine dust jacket.

Book ID: 1835
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