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The Resource American eclipse : a nation's epic race to catch the shadow of the moon and win the glory of the world, David Baron

American eclipse : a nation's epic race to catch the shadow of the moon and win the glory of the world, David Baron

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American eclipse : a nation's epic race to catch the shadow of the moon and win the glory of the world
Title
American eclipse
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a nation's epic race to catch the shadow of the moon and win the glory of the world
Statement of responsibility
David Baron
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the scorching summer of 1878, with the Gilded Age in its infancy, three tenacious and brilliant scientists raced to Wyoming and Colorado to observe a rare total solar eclipse. One sought to discover a new planet. Another{u2014}an adventuresome female astronomer{u2014}fought to prove that science was not anathema to femininity. And a young, megalomaniacal inventor, with the tabloid press fast on his heels, sought to test his scientific bona fides and light the world through his revelations. David Baron brings to three-dimensional life these three competitors{u2014}James Craig Watson, Maria Mitchell, and Thomas Edison{u2014}and thrillingly re-creates the fierce jockeying of nineteenth-century American astronomy. With spellbinding accounts of train robberies and Indian skirmishes, the mythologized age of the last days of the Wild West comes alive as never before. A magnificent portrayal of America{u2019}s dawn as a scientific superpower, American Eclipse depicts a young nation that looked to the skies to reveal its towering ambition and expose its latent genius
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DLC
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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American eclipse : a nation's epic race to catch the shadow of the moon and win the glory of the world, David Baron
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 330 pages
Isbn
9781631490163
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017009679
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
American eclipse : a nation's epic race to catch the shadow of the moon and win the glory of the world, David Baron
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 330 pages
Isbn
9781631490163
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017009679
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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