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New from #1 New York Times bestselling author Dava Sobel, the “inspiring” (People), little-known true story of women’s landmark contributions to astronomy

“A joy to read.” —The Wall Street Journal

Named one of the best books of the year by NPR, The Economist, Smithsonian, Nature, and NPR’s Science Friday

Nominated for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award

In the mid-nineteenth century, the Harvard College Observatory began employing women as calculators, or “human…

The Glass Universe

ISBN 10 : 9780698148697
ISBN 13 : 069814869X

New from #1 New York Times bestselling author Dava Sobel, the "inspiring" (People), little-known true story of women's landmark contributions to astronomy "A joy to read.” —The..


The Glass Universe

ISBN 10 : 9780670016952
ISBN 13 : 0670016950

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 thro..


The Glass Universe

ISBN 10 : 0007548184
ISBN 13 : 9780007548187

'A biographical orrery - intricate, complex and fascinating' The Observer 'A peerless intellectual biography. The Glass Universe shines and twinkles as brightly as the stars themse..


The Glass Universe

ISBN 10 : 0143111345
ISBN 13 : 9780143111344

New from #1 New York Times bestselling author Dava Sobel, the "inspiring" (People), little-known true story of women's landmark contributions to astronomy "A joy to read." --The Wa..


Longitude

ISBN 10 : 0802779433
ISBN 13 : 9780802779434

Anyone alive in the eighteenth century would have known that "the longitude problem" was the thorniest scientific dilemma of the day-and had been for centuries. Lacking the ability..


A More Perfect Heaven

ISBN 10 : 9780802778932
ISBN 13 : 0802778933

By 1514, the reclusive cleric Nicolaus Copernicus had written and hand-copied an initial outline of his heliocentric theory-in which he defied common sense and received wisdom to p..


The Planets

ISBN 10 : 9780142001165
ISBN 13 : 0142001163

Explores the creation and evolution of the solar system's planets through a lens of popular culture, drawing on sources from astrology, science fiction, the fine arts, and other ge..


Galileo S Daughter

ISBN 10 : 0802777473
ISBN 13 : 9780802777478

Inspired by a long fascination with Galileo, and by the remarkable surviving letters of Galileo's daughter, a cloistered nun, Dava Sobel has written a biography unlike any other of..


Rise Of The Rocket Girls

ISBN 10 : 9780316338912
ISBN 13 : 0316338915

"If Hidden Figures has you itching to learn more about the women who worked in the space program, pick up Nathalia Holt's lively, immensely readable history, Rise of the Rocket Gir..


Silent Sky

ISBN 10 : 9780822233800
ISBN 13 : 0822233800

THE STORY: When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she join..


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