Miss Leavitt's Stars (häftad)
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Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
176
Utgivningsdatum
2006-06-01
Upplaga
New ed
Förlag
WW Norton & Co
Illustratör/Fotograf
10 illustrations
Illustrationer
10 illustrations
Dimensioner
138 x 205 x 10 mm
Vikt
140 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780393328561
Miss Leavitt's Stars (häftad)

Miss Leavitt's Stars

The Untold Story of the Woman Who Discovered How to Measure the Universe

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George Johnson brings to life Henrietta Swan Leavitt, who found the key to the vastness of the universe-in the form of a "yardstick" suitable for measuring it. Unknown in our day, Leavitt was no more recognized in her own: despite her enormous achievement, she was employed by the Harvard Observatory as a mere number-cruncher, at a wage not dissimilar from that of workers in the nearby textile mills. Miss Leavitt's Stars uncovers her neglected history.
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"Johnson paints a luminous portrait of Leavitt and shows how her patient work sparked an explosion of astronomical creativity." -- Laurence Marschall - Discover Magazine "An elegant and absorbing account of a signal event in humanity's discovery of the deeper cosmos." -- Timothy Ferris, author of The Science of Liberty "The well-known science writer George Johnson fashions a fascinating picture of Miss Leavitt's life...His grace in bringing her to life is matched by his lucidity in explaining difficult scientific concepts." -- Scientific American "Illuminating." -- Richard Panek - New York Times

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George Johnson, an award-winning science journalist, is the author of several books, most recently The Cancer Chronicles and Strange Beauty. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.