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American eclipse

David Baron

American eclipse

a nation"s epic race to catch the shadow of the moon and win the glory of the world

by David Baron

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Science,
  • Eclipses,
  • Civilization,
  • Astronomy,
  • History

  • About the Edition

    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.--

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (pages [289]-308) and index.

    StatementDavid Baron
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQ127.U6 B2755 2017
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 330 pages
    Number of Pages330
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26923823M
    ISBN 101631490168
    ISBN 109781631490163
    LC Control Number2017009679
    OCLC/WorldCa959875389


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