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[PDF] ✪ The Glass Universe Author Dava Sobel – Salovehej.me #1 New York Times bestselling author Dava Sobel returns with a captivating little known true story of women in scienceIn the mid nineteenth century the Harvard College Observatory began employing wome[PDF] The Glass Universe Author Dava Sobel Salovehej.me #1 New York Times bestselling author Dava Sobel returns with a captivating little known true story of women in scienceIn the mid nineteenth century the Harvard College Observatory began employing wome New York Times bestselling author Dava Sobel returns with a captivating little known true story of women in scienceIn the mid The Glass Kindle.

Nineteenth century the Harvard College Observatory began employing women as calculators or “human computers” to interpret the observations their male counterparts made via telescope each night As photography transformed the practice of astronomy the women turned to studying images of the stars captured on glass photographic plates making extraordinary discoveries that attracted worldwide acclaim They helped discern what the.

glass epub universe book The Glass epub The Glass Universe PDFNineteenth century the Harvard College Observatory began employing women as calculators or “human computers” to interpret the observations their male counterparts made via telescope each night As photography transformed the practice of astronomy the women turned to studying images of the stars captured on glass photographic plates making extraordinary discoveries that attracted worldwide acclaim They helped discern what the.

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The Glass Universe eBook ´ The Glass Kindle - Dava Sobel is an accomplished writer of popular expositions of scientific topics A graduate of the Bronx High School of Science The Glass Kindle - Ms Sobel attended Antioch College and the City College of New York before receiving her bachelor of arts degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton in She holds honorary doctor of letters degrees from the University of Bath in England and M.

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  1. LillyBooks LillyBooks says:

    The Glass Universe eBook ´ The Glass Kindle - glass epub, universe book, The Glass epub, The Glass Universe PDFI wanted to love this book It has all the hallmarks of things I love strong woman intelligent women women in science astronom


  2. B Schrodinger B Schrodinger says:

    The Glass Universe eBook ´ The Glass Kindle - glass epub, universe book, The Glass epub, The Glass Universe PDFThe Hidden History of the Women Who Took the Measure of the StarsYou'd be forgiven if this book looked like a social history book of the struggles of female astronomers in the late 19th and early 20th Century It's not a social history at all even though it flouts itself on a social issue It's a scientific history and a fairly dry one at that which I'd guess would leave most of it's marketed audience high and dryDava Sobel recounts the history of the Harvard College University which happened to employ for that time a disproportionate amount of women especially in roles of calculat


  3. Susanna - Censored by american-novels.co Susanna - Censored by american-novels.co says:

    The Glass Universe eBook ´ The Glass Kindle - glass epub, universe book, The Glass epub, The Glass Universe PDFThis book covers not only the seminal work of the ladies of the Harvard Observatory from Annie Jump Cannon and Cecelia Payne on down but also its directors Edward Pickering director 1877 1919 and Harlow Shapley 1922 1951 Most time is given from the 1880s through the 1930s Some of the ladies of Harvard made great discoveries from astronomy's first true candle of relative distance the Cepheid variables to the stellar classification scheme that is still in use to name only two of the most importantIt is notable that women not only did the great grunt work of the Harvard Observatory which hired them in great numbers it was considered genteel work for graduates of the new women's colleges who were also less expensive to hir


  4. Alice, as in Wonderland Alice, as in Wonderland says:

    The Glass Universe eBook ´ The Glass Kindle - glass epub, universe book, The Glass epub, The Glass Universe PDFGod only knows why this book is an incredibly dry read but it really really was In comparison to another book about female mathematicians and scientists Hidden Figures t


  5. Steve Steve says:

    The Glass Universe eBook ´ The Glass Kindle - glass epub, universe book, The Glass epub, The Glass Universe PDFPreface If you're only going to read one book by Dava Sobel my advice is don't start here Read her beloved classic Longitude Having said that this book is worth it as long as you're aware of what it isThis is an incredibly informative book with among other things extremely helpful supplementary materials such as a glossary cast of characters and timeline about a fascinating topic the stars and how we came to begin to understand them centered around a research project of enormous scale mapping than the universe played out over a lengthy period of time decades lifetimes and all built upon what might otherwise be an unrelated topic empowerment achievement and recognition of smart women in a previously closed field of endeavor As a history of the stars it's first rate work OK


  6. Lata Lata says:

    The Glass Universe eBook ´ The Glass Kindle - glass epub, universe book, The Glass epub, The Glass Universe PDFMy mind kept wandering as I listened to this I did not get any sense of the women profiled in what I did listen to I also got no sense of the larger socio cultural political environment that surrounded these womenA far far better book is Hidden Figures The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who


  7. Holly Holly says:

    The Glass Universe eBook ´ The Glass Kindle - glass epub, universe book, The Glass epub, The Glass Universe PDFAnother relatively new book uncovering the hidden histories and contributions of women in science If I were to compare it to the most popular of those titles I'd say that the only things that The Glass Universe has in common with Hidden Figures other than the women in science theme are that both could be subtitled When Computers Were Human and both books offer women the respect of not calling them Girls to wit Rise of the Rocket Girls Girls of Atomic City Radium Girls Lab Girl Rocket Girl and the forthcoming Code GirlsBut Margot Shetterly's book and the film focused and relied heavily on the stories of the lives and personalities of three women and racial prejudice in science so the cultural events and personalities drove that story By contrast The Glass Universe is about many women over 75 years or so and Sobel is writing a historical account not a personal story or a cultural biography so she has chosen not to embellish extrapolate or imagine In fa


  8. Maureen Maureen says:

    The Glass Universe eBook ´ The Glass Kindle - glass epub, universe book, The Glass epub, The Glass Universe PDFSighastronomically dull get it I was interested in the topic but this was just too dry for me


  9. Charlene Charlene says:

    The Glass Universe eBook ´ The Glass Kindle - glass epub, universe book, The Glass epub, The Glass Universe PDFI have read much better tellings of Henrietta Swan Levitt and Cecilia Payne This history was surprisingly dry However in the very first part of the boo


  10. Jean Jean says:

    The Glass Universe eBook ´ The Glass Kindle - glass epub, universe book, The Glass epub, The Glass Universe PDFI have enjoyed reading a number of Sobel’s books such as “Galileo’s Daughter” This book is about the women who worked at the Harvard College


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