The Glass Universe
|Nakladatelství:||» Harper Collins Publ. UK|
|Médium / forma:||Tištěná kniha|
|Úprava:||xii, 324 stran, 16 nečíslovaných stran obrazových příloh: ilustrace (některé barevné), portréty|
|Vazba:||Brožovaná bez přebalu lesklá|
Významné astronomické objevy žen, které v 19. a 20. století působily na Harvard College Observatory.
`A biographical orrery - intricate, complex and fascinating' The Observer `A peerless intellectual biography. The Glass Universe shines and twinkles as brightly as the stars themselves' The Economist #1 New York Times bestselling author Dava Sobel returns with a captivating, little-known true story of women in science Before they even had the right to vote, a group of remarkable women were employed by Harvard College Observatory as `Human Computers' to interpret the observations made via telescope by their male counterparts each night. The author of Longitude, Galileo's Daughter and The Planets shines light on the hidden history of these extraordinary women who changed the burgeoning field of astronomy and our understanding of the stars and our place in the universe. (the hidden history of the women who took the measure of the stars)
In the mid-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 stars were made of, divided them into meaningful categories for further research, and even found a way to measure distances across space by starlight .Elegantly written and enriched by excerpts from letters, diaries,and memoirs, The Glass Universe is the hidden history of a group of remarkable women whose vital contributions to the burgeoning field of astronomy forever changed our understanding of the stars and our place in the universe.
astronomické observatoře -- Massachusetts -- 19.-20. století
Univerzity -- Massachusetts -- 19.-20. století
Astronomky -- Massachusetts -- 19.-20. století
Matematičky -- Massachusetts -- 19.-20. století
Dějiny astronomie -- Massachusetts -- 19.-20. století