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The Resource The glass universe : how the ladies of the Harvard Observatory took the measure of the stars, Dava Sobel

The glass universe : how the ladies of the Harvard Observatory took the measure of the stars, Dava Sobel

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The glass universe : how the ladies of the Harvard Observatory took the measure of the stars
Title
The glass universe
Title remainder
how the ladies of the Harvard Observatory took the measure of the stars
Statement of responsibility
Dava Sobel
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The little-known true story of the unexpected and remarkable contributions to astronomy made by a group of women working in the Harvard College Observatory from the late 1800s through the mid-1900s.--
Summary
The little-known true story of the unexpected and remarkable contributions to astronomy made by a group of women working in the Harvard College Observatory from the late 1800s through the mid-1900s
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  • New York Times Notable Book, 2017
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2016
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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10541890
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DLC
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Sobel, Dava
Dewey number
522/.19744409252
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
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1330
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Women in astronomy
  • Women mathematicians
  • Astronomy
  • Astronomy
  • Harvard College Observatory
  • Harvard College Observatory
  • Astronomy
  • Women in astronomy
  • Women mathematicians
  • Massachusetts
Target audience
adult
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how the ladies of the Harvard Observatory took the measure of the stars
Label
The glass universe : how the ladies of the Harvard Observatory took the measure of the stars, Dava Sobel
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-305) 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
The colors of starlight. Mrs. Draper's intent ; What Miss Maury saw ; Miss Bruce's largesse ; Stella nova ; Biley'ss picture from Peru -- On, be a fine girl, kiss me! Mrs. Fleming's title ; Pickering's "harem" ; Lingua franca ; Miss Leavitt's relationship ; The Pickering -- In the depths above. Shapley's "kilo-girl" ; Miss Payne's thesis ; The Observatory Pinafore ; Miss Cannon's prize ; The lifetimes of stars -- Some highlights in the history of the Harvard College Observatory -- A catalogue of Harvard astronomers, assistants, and associations
Control code
ocn952469237
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 324 pages, 16 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780670016952
Lccn
2016029496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)952469237
Label
The glass universe : how the ladies of the Harvard Observatory took the measure of the stars, Dava Sobel
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-305) 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
The colors of starlight. Mrs. Draper's intent ; What Miss Maury saw ; Miss Bruce's largesse ; Stella nova ; Biley'ss picture from Peru -- On, be a fine girl, kiss me! Mrs. Fleming's title ; Pickering's "harem" ; Lingua franca ; Miss Leavitt's relationship ; The Pickering -- In the depths above. Shapley's "kilo-girl" ; Miss Payne's thesis ; The Observatory Pinafore ; Miss Cannon's prize ; The lifetimes of stars -- Some highlights in the history of the Harvard College Observatory -- A catalogue of Harvard astronomers, assistants, and associations
Control code
ocn952469237
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 324 pages, 16 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780670016952
Lccn
2016029496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)952469237

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