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Author Ruskin, Steven, 1972-

Title America's first great eclipse : how scientists, tourists, and the Rocky Mountain eclipse of 1878 changed astronomy forever / Steve Ruskin.

Publication Info. [United States] : Alpine Alchemy Press, 2017.

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Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Fossil Ridge PL - Main Adult Non Fiction - FRBB-2  523.7 RUS    AVAILABLE
Description 150 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Looking forward, looking back -- Each astronomer can have a peak to himself -- Astronomy at altitude -- Blankets and brandy -- Prospects for a good day -- A mammoth excursion -- Crowded with tourists -- Amony the favored mortals of Earth -- Weather splendid : clear as hell -- Candles consumed in the pursuit of science -- Intensely black -- A sublime and joyous vision -- Difficulties of a high montain peak -- The celebrated inventor -- All good women, and true -- The ghost around the sun -- Crossing the charmed circle -- The savage and the scholar -- An exceedingly pleasant memory -- The generation now on stage -- The beginnings of high-altitude astronomy.
Chronological Term 1878
Subject Solar eclipses -- 1878.
Total solar eclipses.
Solar eclipses.
Eclipses.
Astronomy -- Colorado.
Astronomy. (OCoLC)fst00819673
Eclipses. (OCoLC)fst00901418
Solar eclipses. (OCoLC)fst01124979
Total solar eclipses. (OCoLC)fst01742773
Colorado. (OCoLC)fst01210251
Added Title How scientists, tourists, and the Rocky Mountain eclipse of 1878 changed astronomy forever
ISBN 9780999140901
0999140906
9781546456285
1546456287

 
    
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