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The Resource American eclipse : a nation's epic race to catch the shadow of the moon and win the glory of the world, David Baron

American eclipse : a nation's epic race to catch the shadow of the moon and win the glory of the world, David Baron

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American eclipse : a nation's epic race to catch the shadow of the moon and win the glory of the world
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American eclipse
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a nation's epic race to catch the shadow of the moon and win the glory of the world
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David Baron
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eng
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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 higher learning were not anathema to femininity; and Thomas Edison, a young inventor and irrepressible showman. With vivid accounts of train robberies and Indian skirmishes, Baron's page-turning drama not only brings to life the mythologized age of the Wild West in a totally unexpected way but forever memorializes an historic eclipse that would come to symbolize American science in its ascendance. --
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American eclipse
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Documents the efforts of three late-19th-century scientists to observe the rare total solar eclipse of 1878, citing how the respective ambitions of James Craig Watson, Maria Mitchell and Thomas Edison, juxtaposed against the challenges of the Wild West, helped America's early pursuits as a scientific superpower
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Booklist Editors' Choice, 2017.
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DLC
Dewey number
523
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q127.U6
LC item number
B2755 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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American eclipse : a nation's epic race to catch the shadow of the moon and win the glory of the world, David Baron
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 290-308) and index
Contents
Prologue: Shall the sun be darkened -- Part one: 1876. Reign of shoddy -- Professor of quadruplicity -- Nemesis -- "Petticoat parliament" -- Part two: 1878. Politics and moonshine -- The wizard in Washington -- Sic transit -- "Good woman that she are" -- Show business -- Part three: 1878. Among the tribes of uncivilization -- Queen city -- Nature's editor -- Old probabilities -- Part four: 1878. Favored mortals -- First contact -- Totality -- American genius -- Part five: 1878-1931. Ghosts -- Shadow and light -- Epilogue: Tendrils of history
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25 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 330 pages
Isbn
9781631490163
Lccn
2017009679
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)959875389

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