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The glass universe [sound recording] : how the ladies of the Harvard Observatory took the measure of the stars / Dava Sobel.

Sobel, Dava, (author.). Campbell, Cassandra, (narrator.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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Summary:

The little-known true story of the unexpected and remarkable contributions to astronomy made by a group of women working in the Harvard College Observatory from the late 1800s through the mid-1900s.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library CD 522.1 SOB (Text) 33892100435644 Adult Audiobooks Audiobook CD None 02/10/2017 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 073528864X
  • ISBN: 9780735288645
  • Physical Description: 10 audio discs (12 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [New York] : Penguin Audio, [2016]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Compact discs.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part one: The colors of starlight. Mrs. Draper's intent ; What Miss Maury saw ; Miss Bruce's largesse ; Stella nova ; Bailey's picture from Peru -- Part two: Oh, be a fine girl, kiss me!. Mrs. Fleming's title ; Pickering's "harem" ; Lingua franca ; Miss Leavitt's relationship ; The Pickering fellows -- Part three: In the depths above. Shapley's "kilo-girl" hours ; Miss Payne's thesis ; The Observatory Pinafore ; Miss Cannon's prize ; The lifetimes of stars -- Some highlights in the history of the Harvard College Observatory -- A catalogue of Harvard astronomers, assistants, and associates.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Cassandra Campbell.
Summary, etc.:
The little-known true story of the unexpected and remarkable contributions to astronomy made by a group of women working in the Harvard College Observatory from the late 1800s through the mid-1900s. -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Harvard College Observatory.
Harvard College Observatory.
SCIENCE / History
Women in astronomy > Massachusetts > History.
Women mathematicians > Massachusetts > History.
Astronomy > History > 19th century.
Astronomy > History > 20th century.
Astronomy.
Women in astronomy.
Women mathematicians.
Massachusetts.
Genre: Audiobooks.
Audiobooks.
History.
Compact discs.

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