The Resource American eclipse : a nation's epic race to catch the shadow of the moon and win the glory of the world, David Baron, (electronic resource)

American eclipse : a nation's epic race to catch the shadow of the moon and win the glory of the world, David Baron, (electronic resource)

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American eclipse : a nation's epic race to catch the shadow of the moon and win the glory of the world
Title
American eclipse
Title remainder
a nation's epic race to catch the shadow of the moon and win the glory of the world
Statement of responsibility
David Baron
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In vibrant historical detail, American Eclipse animates the fierce jockeying that came to dominate late nineteenth-century American astronomy, revealing the challenges faced by three of the most determined eclipse chasers who participated in this adventure. James Craig Watson, in his day a renowned asteroid hunter; Vassar astronomer Maria Mitchell, who fought to demonstrate that science and higher learning were not anathema to femininity; and Thomas Edison, a young inventor and irrepressible showman. With vivid accounts of train robberies and Indian skirmishes, Baron's page-turning drama not only brings to life the mythologized age of the Wild West in a totally unexpected way but forever memorializes an historic eclipse that would come to symbolize American science in its ascendance.--
Assigning source
Adapted from book jacket
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baron, David
Dewey number
523.7/80973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • charts
Index
index present
LC call number
Q127.U6
LC item number
B2755 2017eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science
  • Science
  • Eclipses
  • Astronomy
  • Astronomy
  • Astronomy
  • Civilization
  • Eclipses
  • Science
  • Science
  • Science
  • Astronomy
  • Astronomy
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
American eclipse : a nation's epic race to catch the shadow of the moon and win the glory of the world, David Baron, (electronic resource)
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Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [289]-308) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 3
  • Nemesis
  • 27
  • Chapter 4
  • "Petticoat Parliament"
  • 34
  • Part 2
  • 1878
  • Chapter 5
  • Politics and Moonshine
  • Part 1
  • 45
  • Chapter 6
  • Wizard in Washington
  • 60
  • Chapter 7
  • Sic Transit
  • 70
  • Chapter 8
  • "Good Woman That She Are"
  • 80
  • 1876
  • Chapter 9
  • Show Business
  • 89
  • Part 3
  • 1878
  • Chapter 10
  • Among the Tribes of Uncivilization
  • 105
  • Chapter 11
  • Queen City
  • Chapter 1
  • 119
  • Chapter 12
  • Nature's Editor
  • 133
  • Chapter 13
  • Old Probabilities
  • 150
  • Part 4
  • 1878
  • Chapter 14
  • Reign of Shoddy
  • Favored Mortals
  • 167
  • Chapter 15
  • First Contact
  • 175
  • Chapter 16
  • Totality
  • 183
  • Chapter 17
  • American Genius
  • 9
  • 197
  • Part 5
  • 1878-1931
  • Chapter 18
  • Ghosts
  • 207
  • Chapter 19
  • Shadow and Light
  • 221
  • Chapter 2
  • Professor of Quadruplicity
  • 19
Control code
ocn989518302
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 330 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781631490170
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps, color chart
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
949328AD-4163-4792-B5A1-6E446AF6D405
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o989518302
  • (OCoLC)989518302
Label
American eclipse : a nation's epic race to catch the shadow of the moon and win the glory of the world, David Baron, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [289]-308) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 3
  • Nemesis
  • 27
  • Chapter 4
  • "Petticoat Parliament"
  • 34
  • Part 2
  • 1878
  • Chapter 5
  • Politics and Moonshine
  • Part 1
  • 45
  • Chapter 6
  • Wizard in Washington
  • 60
  • Chapter 7
  • Sic Transit
  • 70
  • Chapter 8
  • "Good Woman That She Are"
  • 80
  • 1876
  • Chapter 9
  • Show Business
  • 89
  • Part 3
  • 1878
  • Chapter 10
  • Among the Tribes of Uncivilization
  • 105
  • Chapter 11
  • Queen City
  • Chapter 1
  • 119
  • Chapter 12
  • Nature's Editor
  • 133
  • Chapter 13
  • Old Probabilities
  • 150
  • Part 4
  • 1878
  • Chapter 14
  • Reign of Shoddy
  • Favored Mortals
  • 167
  • Chapter 15
  • First Contact
  • 175
  • Chapter 16
  • Totality
  • 183
  • Chapter 17
  • American Genius
  • 9
  • 197
  • Part 5
  • 1878-1931
  • Chapter 18
  • Ghosts
  • 207
  • Chapter 19
  • Shadow and Light
  • 221
  • Chapter 2
  • Professor of Quadruplicity
  • 19
Control code
ocn989518302
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 330 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781631490170
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps, color chart
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
949328AD-4163-4792-B5A1-6E446AF6D405
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o989518302
  • (OCoLC)989518302

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