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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
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
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.--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
BLACP
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Sobel, Dava
Dewey number
522/.19744409252
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
history
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Cassandra Campbell
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Campbell, Cassandra
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Harvard College Observatory
  • Harvard College Observatory
  • SCIENCE / History
  • Women in astronomy
  • Women mathematicians
  • Astronomy
  • Astronomy
  • Astronomy
  • Women in astronomy
  • Women mathematicians
  • Massachusetts
Target audience
general
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The glass universe : how the ladies of the Harvard Observatory took the measure of the stars, Dava Sobel
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Publication
Note
Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one: The colors of starlight. Mrs. Draper's intent ; What Miss Maury saw ; Miss Bruce's largesse ; Stella nova ; Bailey's picture from Peru -- Part two: Oh, be a fine girl, kiss me!. Mrs. Fleming's title ; Pickering's "harem" ; Lingua franca ; Miss Leavitt's relationship ; The Pickering fellows -- Part three: In the depths above. Shapley's "kilo-girl" hours ; 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 associates
Control code
ocn958293864
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
10 audio discs (12 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780735288645
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
60c0f3
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)958293864
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The glass universe : how the ladies of the Harvard Observatory took the measure of the stars, Dava Sobel
Publication
Note
Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one: The colors of starlight. Mrs. Draper's intent ; What Miss Maury saw ; Miss Bruce's largesse ; Stella nova ; Bailey's picture from Peru -- Part two: Oh, be a fine girl, kiss me!. Mrs. Fleming's title ; Pickering's "harem" ; Lingua franca ; Miss Leavitt's relationship ; The Pickering fellows -- Part three: In the depths above. Shapley's "kilo-girl" hours ; 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 associates
Control code
ocn958293864
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
10 audio discs (12 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780735288645
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
60c0f3
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)958293864
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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