Shoemaker by Levy: The Man Who Made an Impact
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Shoemaker by Levy: The Man Who Made an Impact

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It was a lucky twist of fate when in the early1980s David Levy, a writer and amateur astronomer, joined up with the famous scientist Eugene Shoemaker and his wife, Carolyn, to search for comets from an observation post on Palomar Mountain in Southern California. Their collaboration would lead to the 1993 discovery of the most remarkable comet ever recorded, Shoemaker-Levy...more
Hardcover, 303 pages
Published October 1st 2000 by Princeton University Press (first published 2000)
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Feb 24, 2014 Margie rated it 4 of 5 stars
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I've long wanted to learn more about Gene Shoemaker (who hasn't?), so I looked forward to this book. I couldn't have asked for a more intimate portrait unless it was written by Gene's wife Carolyn. David H. Levy, after all, worked very closely with Gene and co-discovered many comets.

By any account, Gene Shoemaker added tremendously to our understanding of impacts, both terrestrial and on other planets and moons. He was a pioneer in the field; in fact he basically created the field. In addition h...more
Biography of planetary scientist and geologist Eugene Shoemaker by a colleague, amuater astronomer David Levy. Shoemaker had an important influence in how we moved from seeing planets as dots in the sky to worlds with their own geological processes.
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David Levy is a prominent astronomer and author, most famous for his co-discovery in 1993 of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, which collided with the planet Jupiter in 1994.

Levy was born in Canada, but now lives in Arizona. He has been involved with astronomy, as an observer, promoter, and author, for his entire adult life. Levy has discovered twenty two comets, given innumerable lectures, television appea...more
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