Archive for January 2009

First review!

January 6, 2009

Our first review came in yesterday and it was positive! Please check our webpage on The Book. It’s great to know that people like our book and the way it is written. We thought about several ways to tell the stories of Fermilab in this book and many decisions were difficult. Our editors kept reminding us that too many names would be a burden for the reader who might not have been there, that too much physics might be a challenge for the public (whom we want to know about Fermilab!), and that the book could not be too long. We went through many drafts (over ten years!) and many trusted friends and notable colleagues read these drafts and made suggestions. Now we know it was all worth the long years of work–kind of like another frontier that you want to reach safe and sound, but you still want to have an interesting and memorable trip!