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Maria Mitchell, astronomer

Author: Dale Anderson
Publisher: Philadelphia : Chelsea House Publishers, ©2003.
Series: Women in science (Chelsea House Publishers)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Elementary and junior high school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Profiles a Vassar professor who was one of the most famous astronomers in the United States at the end of the nineteenth century and whose central message to her students was "never cease to wonder."
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Genre/Form: Biography
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Maria Mitchell; Maria Mitchell; Maria Mitchell
Material Type: Biography, Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dale Anderson
ISBN: 0791072495 9780791072493
OCLC Number: 50622605
Description: 110 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Watching the sun disappear --
A child of Nantucket: 1818-1835 --
Teaching and learning: 1835-1847 --
Earning a medal: 1847-1855 --
Expanding the horizon: 1855-1861 --
Mitchell as professor: 1862-1869 --
Carrying the torch for women: 1869-1876 --
The force of personal character.
Series Title: Women in science (Chelsea House Publishers)
Responsibility: Dale Anderson.

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Profiles a Vassar professor who was one of the most famous astronomers in the United States at the end of the nineteenth century and whose central message to her students was "never cease to wonder."

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