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Science  13 Mar 2009:
Vol. 323, Issue 5920, pp. 1430-1431
DOI: 10.1126/science.1170899

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Fermilab. Physics, the Frontier, and Megascience. By Lillian Hoddeson, Adrienne W. Kolb, and Catherine Westfall. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2008. 513 pp. $45, £31. ISBN 9780226346236.

This detailed history illuminates the technical, sociological, and political complexities of establishing and operating a laboratory at the frontier of big physics.