The Glass Universe

The Glass Universe

How The Ladies Of The Harvard Observatory Took The Measure Of The Stars

Large Print - 2016
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A #1 New York Times Bestselling AuthorDava Sobel returns with the captivating, little-known hidden history of a group of women whose remarkable contributions to the burgeoning field of astronomy forever changed our understanding of the stars and our place in the universe.
Publisher: ©2016
Waterville, Maine :, Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning,, 2017
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9781410495716
141049571X
Branch Call Number: 522.197444 Sobel
Characteristics: 569 pages (large print), 32 pages of unnumbered plates :,illustrations ;,23 cm

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mammothhawk229e
Aug 06, 2017

Hard to say if book optioned as movie by HBO or Disney given underdog style & tedious work akin to accounting.
Still good group biography & huge impact on astronomy.
Today data stored in computer. However, glass pictures still useful. EMP-proof.

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patcarstensen
Jun 20, 2017

It's a group portrait, so especially toward the end, you get a better idea of the overall program than the individual women, but the book is an important contribution to the history of science.

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EmilyEm
Jan 07, 2017

Writer Dava Sobel pulls from obscurity women of science who worked at the Harvard College Observatory in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, 'computing' the stars. If you've been fascinated by starry nights and like learning of unheralded women who made a difference, this is a book to read. It, at times, gets detailed classifying stars, but it's easy to skim a bit!

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