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Further adventures of the celestial sleuth : using astronomy to solve more mysteries in art, history, and literature

Author: Donald W Olson
Publisher: Chichester, UK : Springer/Praxis Publishing, [2018] ©2018
Series: Springer-Praxis books in popular astronomy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From the author of Celestial Sleuth (2014), yet more mysteries in art, history, and literature are solved by calculating phases of the Moon, determining the positions of the planets and stars, and identifying celestial objects in paintings. In addition to helping to crack difficult cases, these studies spark our imagination and provide a better understanding of the skies. Weather archives, vintage maps, tides,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald W Olson
ISBN: 9783319703190 3319703196
OCLC Number: 1006305821
Description: xiv, 334 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps, portraits (some color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I. Astronomy in art. Monet in London, J.M.W. Turner, and Ford Madox Brown ; Monet in Étretat, Édouard Manet, and Vincent van Gogh ; Caspar David Friedrich, Canaletto, and Edvard Munch ; Monet in Le Havre : origins of impressionism ; VJ Day Times Square Kiss, and Ansel Adams in Alaska --
Part II. Astronomy in history. Braveheart and the Battle of Stirling Bridge, the discovery of the Ring Nebula, and the 1913 Great Meteor Procession ; World War II and the Korean War --
Part III. Astronomy in literature. Literary skies before 1800 ; Literary skies after 1800 --
Part IV. The terrestrial sleuth. J.M.W. Turner and the Great Western Railway, and John Everett Millais and an ancient oak.
Series Title: Springer-Praxis books in popular astronomy.
Responsibility: Donald W. Olson.

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Weather archives, vintage maps, tides, historical letters and diaries, military records and the assistance of experts in related fields help with this work.For each historical event influenced by  Read more...

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