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The Resource American eclipse : a nation's epic race to catch the shadow of the moon and win the glory of the world, David Baron

American eclipse : a nation's epic race to catch the shadow of the moon and win the glory of the world, David Baron

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American eclipse : a nation's epic race to catch the shadow of the moon and win the glory of the world
Title
American eclipse
Title remainder
a nation's epic race to catch the shadow of the moon and win the glory of the world
Statement of responsibility
David Baron
Title variation
American eclipse
Title variation remainder
a nations epic race to catch the shadow of the moon and win the glory of the world
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In vibrant historical detail, American Eclipse animates the fierce jockeying that came to dominate late nineteenth-century American astronomy, revealing the challenges faced by three of the most determined eclipse chasers who participated in this adventure. James Craig Watson, in his day a renowned asteroid hunter; Vassar astronomer Maria Mitchell, who fought to demonstrate that science and higher learning were not anathema to femininity; and Thomas Edison, a young inventor and irrepressible showman. With vivid accounts of train robberies and Indian skirmishes, Baron's page-turning drama not only brings to life the mythologized age of the Wild West in a totally unexpected way but forever memorializes an historic eclipse that would come to symbolize American science in its ascendance.--
Summary
Documents the efforts of three late-19th-century scientists to observe the rare total solar eclipse of 1878, citing how the respective ambitions of James Craig Watson, Maria Mitchell and Thomas Edison, juxtaposed against the challenges of the Wild West, helped America's early pursuits as a scientific superpower
Writing style
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2017.
Assigning source
Adapted from book jacket
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10564909
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
523.7/80973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • charts
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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a nation's epic race to catch the shadow of the moon and win the glory of the world
Label
American eclipse : a nation's epic race to catch the shadow of the moon and win the glory of the world, David Baron
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [289]-308) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Shall the sun be darkened -- Part one: 1876. Reign of shoddy -- Professor of quadruplicity -- Nemesis -- "Petticoat parliament" -- Part two: 1878. Politics and moonshine -- The wizard in Washington -- Sic transit -- "Good woman that she are" -- Show business -- Part three: 1878. Among the tribes of uncivilization -- Queen city -- Nature's editor -- Old probabilities -- Part four: 1878. Favored mortals -- First contact -- Totality -- American genius -- Part five: 1878-1931. Ghosts -- Shadow and light -- Epilogue: Tendrils of history
Control code
ocn959875389
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 330 pages
Isbn
9781631490163
Lccn
2017009679
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps, color chart
System control number
(OCoLC)959875389
Label
American eclipse : a nation's epic race to catch the shadow of the moon and win the glory of the world, David Baron
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [289]-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Shall the sun be darkened -- Part one: 1876. Reign of shoddy -- Professor of quadruplicity -- Nemesis -- "Petticoat parliament" -- Part two: 1878. Politics and moonshine -- The wizard in Washington -- Sic transit -- "Good woman that she are" -- Show business -- Part three: 1878. Among the tribes of uncivilization -- Queen city -- Nature's editor -- Old probabilities -- Part four: 1878. Favored mortals -- First contact -- Totality -- American genius -- Part five: 1878-1931. Ghosts -- Shadow and light -- Epilogue: Tendrils of history
Control code
ocn959875389
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 330 pages
Isbn
9781631490163
Lccn
2017009679
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps, color chart
System control number
(OCoLC)959875389

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