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Shooting the sun

Author: Max Byrd
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Inspired by Charles Babbage, who believes that his Difference Engine can calculate the longitude of a solar eclipse, astronomer Selena Cott invents a technique to photograph it and embarks on a dangerous journey into the American Southwest.
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Genre/Form: Western stories
Western fiction
Fiction
Biographical fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Byrd, Max.
Shooting the sun.
New York : Bantam Books, ©2004
(OCoLC)607008091
Named Person: Charles Babbage; Charles Babbage
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Max Byrd
ISBN: 0553802089 9780553802085 0553583697 9780553583694
OCLC Number: 52381541
Description: 306 pages : map ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Max Byrd.
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"An engaging travelogue along the old Santa Fe Trail, served up with plenty of authentic frontier detail."--"Publishers Weekly "Full of insights and laced with subtle humor.... The author shows us Read more...

 
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