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Look Up! : Henrietta Leavitt, pioneering woman astronomer

Author: Robert Burleigh; Raúl Colón
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An illustrated portrait of astronomer Henrietta Swan Leavitt traces the years she spent measuring stars from her position at the Harvard College Observatory and her important discoveries that enabled the scientific community to gain a fuller understanding of the universe's vast size.
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Genre/Form: Picture books for children
Biography
Juvenile works
Picture books
Juvenile literature
Named Person: Henrietta Swan Leavitt; Henrietta Swan Leavitt; Henrietta Swan Leavitt
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Burleigh; Raúl Colón
ISBN: 9781416958192 1416958193
OCLC Number: 233798854
Notes: "A Paula Wiseman Book."
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Responsibility: Robert Burleigh ; illustrated by Raúl Colón.

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An illustrated portrait of astronomer Henrietta Swan Leavitt traces the years she spent measuring stars from her position at the Harvard College Observatory and her important discoveries that enabled the scientific community to gain a fuller understanding of the universe's vast size.

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Burleigh (George Bellows: Painter with a Punch!) investigates a woman astronomer who made a significant discovery in the 1900s when most women in her field "were human 'computers.' Their job was to Read more...

 
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