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The glass universe : how the ladies of the Harvard Observatory took the measure of the stars

Author: Dava Sobel
Publisher: London : Fourth Estate, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a captivating, little-known true story of women in science. Before they even had the right to vote, a group of remarkable women were employed by Harvard College Observatory as ̀Human Computers' to interpret the observations made via telescope by their male counterparts each night. The author of Longitude, Galileo's Daughter and The Planets shines light on the hidden history of these extraordinary women who  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dava Sobel
ISBN: 9780007548200 0007548206
OCLC Number: 1010946753
Description: xii, 324 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), portraits ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Dava Sobel.

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