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Starlight Detectives : How Astronomers, Inventors, and Eccentrics Discovered the Modern Universe.

Hirshfeld, Alan. (Author).

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  • ISBN: 9781934137796
  • ISBN: 1934137790
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (401 pages)
  • Publisher: New York : Bellevue Literary Press, 2014.

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Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction; Part I: Picturing the Heavens; Chapter 1: True Eye and Faithful Hand; Chapter 2: The Ingenious Mechanic of Dorchester; Chapter 3: Writing with Light; Chapter 4: Summits of Silver; Chapter 5: The Man with the Oil-Can; Chapter 6: The Evangelists; Chapter 7: The Aristocrat and the Artisan; Chapter 8: Passion Is Good, Obsession is Better; Chapter 9: From Closet to Cosmos; Chapter 10: Leaves of Glass; Chapter 11: The Grandest Failure; Chapter 12: An Uncivil War; Chapter 13: The Odd Couple; Chapter 14: What's My Line?; Chapter 15: Laboratories of Light.
Chapter 16: Deconstructing the SunChapter 17: A Strange Cryptography; Chapter 18: Trumpets and Telescopes; Chapter 19: Burn This Note; Chapter 20: A Spectacle of Suns; Chapter 21: The Cloud That Wasn't There; Chapter 22: The Union of Two Astronomies; Chapter 23: Mr. Hale of Chicago; Chapter 24: The Universe in the Mirror; Chapter 25: Threads to a Web; Chapter 26: Size Matters; Chapter 27: A Night to Remember; Chapter 28: Oculis Subjecta Fidelibus; Epilogue; References; Time Line; Glossary of Names; Bibliography; Acknowledgments; Illustration Sources and Permissions; Index.
Summary, etc.:
A wondrous tale of cosmic exploration and the colorful characters who ushered astronomy into the modern age.
Source of Description Note:
Print version record.
Subject: Astronomers > History > Popular works.
Astronomy > History.
Astrophysics > History.
Cosmology > History.
Astronomers > Italy > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Star Observation.
Science & Technology.
Genre: Electronic books.

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