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The Resource Dante and the early astronomer : science, adventure, and a Victorian woman who opened the heavens, Tracy Daugherty

Dante and the early astronomer : science, adventure, and a Victorian woman who opened the heavens, Tracy Daugherty

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Dante and the early astronomer : science, adventure, and a Victorian woman who opened the heavens
Title
Dante and the early astronomer
Title remainder
science, adventure, and a Victorian woman who opened the heavens
Statement of responsibility
Tracy Daugherty
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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 barriers, but Evershed joined the British Astronomical Association and, from an Indian observatory, became an experienced observer of sunspots, solar eclipses, and variable stars. From the perspective of one remarkable amateur astronomer, readers will see how ideas developed during Galileo's time evolved or were discarded in Newtonian conceptions of the cosmos and recast in Einstein's theories. The result is a book about the history of science but also a poetic meditation on literature, science, and the evolution of ideas
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Daugherty, Tracy
Dewey number
520.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q124.6-127.2
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Evershed, Mary Acworth
  • Dante Alighieri
  • Women astronomers
  • Amateur astronomy
  • Astronomy
Label
Dante and the early astronomer : science, adventure, and a Victorian woman who opened the heavens, Tracy Daugherty
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1053572057
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvi, 214 pages
Isbn
9780300239898
Lccn
2018959330
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1053572057
Label
Dante and the early astronomer : science, adventure, and a Victorian woman who opened the heavens, Tracy Daugherty
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1053572057
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvi, 214 pages
Isbn
9780300239898
Lccn
2018959330
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1053572057

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