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The Resource Starlight detectives : how astronomers, inventors, and eccentrics discovered the modern universe, Alan Hirshfeld

Starlight detectives : how astronomers, inventors, and eccentrics discovered the modern universe, Alan Hirshfeld

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Starlight detectives : how astronomers, inventors, and eccentrics discovered the modern universe
Title
Starlight detectives
Title remainder
how astronomers, inventors, and eccentrics discovered the modern universe
Statement of responsibility
Alan Hirshfeld
Title variation
How astronomers, inventors, and eccentrics discovered the modern universe
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The path to a broader mode of cosmic observation was blazed by a cadre of nineteenth-century amateur astronomers and inventors, galvanized by the advent of photography, spectral analysis, and innovative technology to create the entirely new field of astrophysics. From William Bond, who turned his home into a functional observatory, to John and Henry Draper, a father and son team who were trailblazers of astrophotography and spectroscopy, to geniuses of invention such as Léon Foucault, and George Hale, who founded the Mount Wilson Observatory, Hirshfeld reveals the incredible stories--and the ambitious dreamers--behind the birth of modern astronomy."--Page 4 of cover
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10323986
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Hirshfeld, Alan
Dewey number
523.1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
QB32
LC item number
.H57 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Astronomers
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Cosmology
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how astronomers, inventors, and eccentrics discovered the modern universe
Label
Starlight detectives : how astronomers, inventors, and eccentrics discovered the modern universe, Alan Hirshfeld
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-379) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Picturing the heavens. True eye and faithful hand -- The ingenious mechanic of Dorchester -- Writing with light -- Summits of silver -- The man with the oil-can -- The evangelists -- The aristocrat and the artisan -- Passion is good, obsession is better -- From closet to cosmos -- Leaves of glass -- The grandest failure -- An uncivil war -- Part II. Seeing the light. The odd couple -- What's my line? -- Laboratories of light -- Deconstructing the sun -- A strange cryptography -- Trumpets and telescopes -- Burn this note -- A spectacle of suns -- The cloud that wasn't there -- The union of two astronomies -- Part III. Money, mirrors, and madness. Mr. Hale of Chicago -- The universe in the mirror -- Threads to a web -- Size matters -- A night to remember -- Oculis subjecta fidelibus
Control code
1042880
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
399 pages
Isbn
9781934137789
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
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  • (Sirsi) i9781934137789
  • (OCoLC)859046440
Label
Starlight detectives : how astronomers, inventors, and eccentrics discovered the modern universe, Alan Hirshfeld
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-379) 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
Part I. Picturing the heavens. True eye and faithful hand -- The ingenious mechanic of Dorchester -- Writing with light -- Summits of silver -- The man with the oil-can -- The evangelists -- The aristocrat and the artisan -- Passion is good, obsession is better -- From closet to cosmos -- Leaves of glass -- The grandest failure -- An uncivil war -- Part II. Seeing the light. The odd couple -- What's my line? -- Laboratories of light -- Deconstructing the sun -- A strange cryptography -- Trumpets and telescopes -- Burn this note -- A spectacle of suns -- The cloud that wasn't there -- The union of two astronomies -- Part III. Money, mirrors, and madness. Mr. Hale of Chicago -- The universe in the mirror -- Threads to a web -- Size matters -- A night to remember -- Oculis subjecta fidelibus
Control code
1042880
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
399 pages
Isbn
9781934137789
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781934137789
  • (OCoLC)859046440

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