The Resource Dante and the early astronomer : science, adventure, and a Victorian woman who opened the heavens, Tracy Daugherty

Dante and the early astronomer : science, adventure, and a Victorian woman who opened the heavens, Tracy Daugherty

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Dante and the early astronomer : science, adventure, and a Victorian woman who opened the heavens
Title
Dante and the early astronomer
Title remainder
science, adventure, and a Victorian woman who opened the heavens
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Tracy Daugherty
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Language
eng
Summary
In 1910, Mary Acworth Evershed (1867-1949) sat on a hill in southern India staring at the moon as she grappled with apparent mistakes in Dante's Divine Comedy. Was Dante's astronomy unintelligible? Or was he, for a man of his time and place, as insightful as one could be about the sky? As the twentieth century began, women who wished to become professional astronomers faced difficult cultural barriers, but Evershed joined the British Astronomical Association and, from an Indian observatory, became an experienced observer of sunspots, solar eclipses, and variable stars. From the perspective of one remarkable amateur astronomer, readers will see how ideas developed during Galileo's time evolved or were discarded in Newtonian conceptions of the cosmos and recast in Einstein's theories. The result is a book about the history of science but also a poetic meditation on literature, science, and the evolution of ideas
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDX
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1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Daugherty, Tracy Edgar
Dewey number
520.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB36.E94
LC item number
D38 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Evershed, Mary Acworth
  • Dante Alighieri
  • Dante Alighieri
  • Women astronomers
  • Astronomers
  • Amateur astronomy
  • Astronomy
  • Amateur astronomy
  • Astronomy
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Women astronomers
  • England
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Dante and the early astronomer : science, adventure, and a Victorian woman who opened the heavens, Tracy Daugherty
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Preface: The dawn-light of Ravenna -- On the hilltop -- To the lighthouse -- The city of stars -- Poetry and sunspots -- "Black star-lore" -- Physical astronomy -- Romantics -- Prisms -- The notebook of the sun -- The gift of the forest -- The scarcity of wasps in Kashmir -- Harmonic structures -- "Dante and the early astronomers" -- Sun-chasers -- Exploding the sun -- Saturnalia -- Infinity and the fly -- Wallal -- Departure -- Who's who in the moon -- The Maunder minimum -- The remade universe -- Return to origins -- Northern lights -- Epilogue: Kodai dusk
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvi, 214 pages
Isbn
9780300239898
Lccn
2018959330
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1053572057
  • 1841785
  • (OCoLC)on1053572057
Label
Dante and the early astronomer : science, adventure, and a Victorian woman who opened the heavens, Tracy Daugherty
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
Preface: The dawn-light of Ravenna -- On the hilltop -- To the lighthouse -- The city of stars -- Poetry and sunspots -- "Black star-lore" -- Physical astronomy -- Romantics -- Prisms -- The notebook of the sun -- The gift of the forest -- The scarcity of wasps in Kashmir -- Harmonic structures -- "Dante and the early astronomers" -- Sun-chasers -- Exploding the sun -- Saturnalia -- Infinity and the fly -- Wallal -- Departure -- Who's who in the moon -- The Maunder minimum -- The remade universe -- Return to origins -- Northern lights -- Epilogue: Kodai dusk
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvi, 214 pages
Isbn
9780300239898
Lccn
2018959330
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1053572057
  • 1841785
  • (OCoLC)on1053572057

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