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The Glass Universe
 

The Glass Universe (EPUB ebook – ePub edition)

By Sobel, Dava

AN OBSERVER BOOK OF THE YEAR 'A peerless intellectual biography. The Glass Universe shines and twinkles as brightly as the stars themselves' The Economist #1 New York Times bestselling author Dava Sobel returns with a captivating, little-known true story of women in ...science In the mid-nineteenth century, the Harvard College Observatory began employing women as calculators, or "human computers," to interpret the observations their male counterparts made via telescope each night. As photography transformed the practice of astronomy, the women turned to studying images of the stars captured on glass photographic plates, making extraordinary discoveries that attracted worldwide acclaim. They helped discern what the stars were made of, divided them into meaningful categories for further research, and even found a way to measure distances across space by starlight . Elegantly written and enriched by excerpts from letters, diaries, and memoirs, The Glass Universe is the hidden history of a group of remarkable women whose vital contributions to the burgeoning field of astronomy forever changed our understanding of the stars and our place in the universe.
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ISBN 9780007548194
Published 26 Nov 2016
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en

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ISBN-13 9780007548194
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint Fourth Estate
Released 26 Nov 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format EPUB ebook – ePub edition
Edition ePub edition
Author(s) By Sobel, Dava
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: General
Biography & Autobiography: Science, Technology & Engineering
Social Sciences
Women's Studies
Astronomy, Space & Time
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 520.922
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Women in astronomy - History - 19th century, Astronomy - History - 19th century
NBS Text Biography: Science, Technology & Medical
ONIX Text General/trade

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