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Sobel, Dava

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.--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 520 SOB

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 522 SOB

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 522 Sobel 2016

Brooke-Hitching, Edward

Summary: "The Sky Atlas unveils some of the most beautiful maps and charts ever created during humankind's quest to map the skies above us. This richly illustrated treasury showcases the finest examples of celestial cartography-a glorious art often overlooked by modern map books-as well as medieval manuscripts, masterpiece paintings, ancient star catalogs, antique instruments, and other curiosities....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2020

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Wulf, Andrea.

Summary: "The author of the highly acclaimed Founding Gardeners now gives us an enlightening chronicle of the first truly international scientific endeavor--the eighteenth-century quest to observe the transit of Venus and measure the solar system. On June 6, 1761, the world paused to observe a momentous occasion: the first transit of Venus between the earth and the sun in more than a century. Through...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 523 WUL

Daugherty, Tracy

Summary: In 1910, Mary Acworth Evershed (1867-1949) sat on a hill in southern India staring at the moon as she grappled with apparent mistakes in Dante's Divine Comedy. Was Dante's astronomy unintelligible? Or was he, for a man of his time and place, as insightful as one could be about the sky? As the twentieth century began, women who wished to become professional astronomers faced difficult cultural...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 520.9 DAU
1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 520.9 DAU

Hirshfeld, Alan.

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bellevue Literary Press 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 500.5 HIR

Aughton, Peter

Summary: Provides the history of astronomy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Quercus 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 520.9 AUG

Summary: "From the discovery of distant galaxies and black holes to the tiny interstices of the atom, here is the very best on physics and astronomy from the New York Times! The newspaper of record has always prided itself on its award-winning science coverage, and these 125 articles from its archives are the very best, covering more than a century of breakthroughs, setbacks, and mysteries. Selected by...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 530 NEW

Baron, David

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 523 BAR

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 523.7 Baron 2017

Summary: This collector's set spins an enthralling intergalactic detective story, rich with mystery, unexpected twists and astonishing revelations.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment 2004

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Sabol, Stephanie

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Summary: "Readers will want to grab a telescope and explore the night skies after finishing this overview of our solar system. Our solar system consists of eight planets, as well as numerous moons, comets, asteroids, and meteoroids. For thousands of years, humansbelieved that Earth was at the center of the Universe, but all of that changed in the 17th century. Astronomers like Nicolaus Copernicus,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2018

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Hakim, Joy.

Summary: Presents the influence of of ancient Greek, Hindu, and Arab thinkers on the evolution of science in the fields of math, astronomy, and physics, with charts, diagrams, and excerpts from the writings of scientists.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2004

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 509.222 Hakim

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 509 HAK

Summary: Probes the twin revolutions in physics and astronomy, and delves into scientists' century-long struggle to discover the fundamental laws of Everything. Includes telescopes, pulsars, the size of the universe, astrophysics, black holes, atoms and more.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Boston Video 2005

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Lemonick, Michael D.

Summary: A tribute to the scientific contributions of William Herschel and his pioneering sister, Caroline, describes their establishment of surveying techniques that are still in use, Caroline's cataloging of nebulae, and William's discovery of infrared radiation.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 520.922 LEM

Panek, Richard.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 1998

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 522.209 PAN

Watson, F. (Fred)

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Da Capo Press 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 522.209 WAT

Zimmerman, Robert

Summary: "The Universe in a Mirror" describes the heated battles between scientists and bureaucrats, the perseverance of astronauts to repair and maintain the telescope, and more.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Princeton University Press 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 522.2919 ZIM

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Summary: With breath-taking CGI, beautiful landscape footage and some of the world's most important astronomical artifacts, Ancient Skies looks at the cosmos through the eyes of our ancestors, charting our changing views of the cosmos throughout history.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV ANC
1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD E-TV ANC

Bartusiak, Marcia 1950-

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2004

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 520.9 Bartusiak

Odenwald, Sten F

Summary: "From Galileo's telescope to the International Space Station - a stunningly photo-filled tour through the milestones of space exploration, examining iconic objects from Sputnik to Skylab and their effect on what we know and how we think about space"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Experiment 2019

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 520.9 ODE

Bartusiak, Marcia

Summary: From one of the most acclaimed science writers comes a dramatic narrative of the discovery of the true nature and startling size of the universe, delving into the decades of work--by a select group of scientists--that made it possible.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 520.9 BAR

Fauber, L. S.

Summary: Today we take for granted that a telescope allows us to see galaxies millions of light years away. But before its invention, people used nothing more than their naked eye to fathom what took place in the visible sky. So how did four men in the 1500's—of different nationality, age, religion, and class—collaborate to discover that the Earth revolved around the Sun? With this radical discovery...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 520.92 FAU

Gribbin, John R.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harmony Books 1992

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 523.8875 GRI

Cohen, Richard M

Summary: Presents a chronicle of humanity's historical, mythological and scientific relationship with the sun, drawing on various world cultures to explore such topics as the religious beliefs of Ancient Egypt, Galileo's early discoveries of sun spots and the modern world's efforts to address global warming.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 523 COH

Levy, David H.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Prometheus Books 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 520 LEV

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