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Scheduling the heavens : the story of Edmond Halley

Author: Mary Virginia Fox
Publisher: Greensboro, N.C. : Morgan Reynolds Pub., ©2007.
Series: Profiles in science (Greensboro, N.C.)
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Presents a brief biography of late seventeenth and early eighteenth-century English astronomer, geophysicist, mathematician, meteorologist, and physicist Edmond Halley that profiles his life, interest in astronomy, and works which included calculating the orbit of Halley's Comet.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Edmond Halley; Edmond Halley
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Virginia Fox
ISBN: 9781599350219 1599350211
OCLC Number: 71778971
Description: 128 p. : ill. (some col.), maps, ports. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ambition and genius --
Night sky --
Friends and enemies --
The Royal Society --
Newton and beyond --
Captain Halley --
Halley's comet --
Royal astronomer.
Series Title: Profiles in science (Greensboro, N.C.)
Responsibility: by Mary Virginia Fox.
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Presents a brief biography of late seventeenth and early eighteenth-century English astronomer, geophysicist, mathematician, meteorologist, and physicist Edmond Halley that profiles his life, interest in astronomy, and works which included calculating the orbit of Halley's Comet.

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