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The electrifying excitement of frontline science, in one of its great success moments, reported with wit, sincerity, and details. Thrilling like a spy story. -- Carlo Rovelli, Professor of Physics, Aix-Marseille University; author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics and Reality Is Not What It Seems Harry Collins gives us an unprecedented look at how science is practiced in large collaborations and the inside view of a major discovery, the observation of gravity waves by the LIGO collaboration. It is a fascinating and readily understandable account yet with enough technical detail to satisfy a scientist. This is a great story and I strongly recommend this book to anyone interested in science and its practice. -- Allan Franklin, Professor of Physics, University of Colorado; winner of the 2016 Pais Prize for History of Physics Harry Collins queued for nearly half a century for his front-row seat at a theater nobody was sure existed. He was there on opening night, as the curtain went up to show us a new science. We sit there with him, this most enlightened guide, to witness this most extraordinary human achievement. -- Peter Bernard Ladkin, Professor of Computer Networks and Distributed Systems, Bielefeld University

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Harry Collins is Distinguished Research Professor of Sociology and Director of the Centre for the Study of Knowledge, Expertise, and Science at Cardiff University. A Fellow of the British Academy, he is the author of Gravity's Shadow; Gravity's Ghost; Gravity's Ghost and Big Dog; Gravity's Kiss: The Detection of Gravitational Waves (MIT Press); and many other books.

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...a gripping day-by-day account of how it became almost universally accepted that gravitational waves had finally been detected.

-Times Higher Education

It's both a topical must-read, and a future classic of the genre.

-Sky at Night

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