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Scientific principles are very clearly explained using simple analogies.
It gives a great overview of some of the scientific rivalry between other astronomers of the era, such as Harlow Shapley & Edwin Powell Hubble.
This book should be a must read for any high school or college Astronomy or natural science class.
I ordered the book from my Kindle, and the content was wirelessly delivered. The format of the content was jumbled. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Kent Price
I found this to be a wonderful read. It gives you an insite to those who worked so hard in the field of astronomy without proper recognition. Read morePublished 13 months ago by chuckscave
This short book (130 pages of text) is an essential addition to the history of astronomy. Very little data is available about Henrietta Leavitt, the woman who made one of the most... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Daniel Putman
I am not one to normally write a negative review, but I was really disappointed in this book. My disappointment was not due to the author's skills however. Read morePublished on January 7, 2010 by Jim
Henrietta Leavitt was an incredible individual. She made some of the greatest discoveries in astronomy during the 20th century, however, very little has been written about her... Read morePublished on October 17, 2007 by Paul Curnow
This book should be a must read for any high school or college Astronomy
or natural science class. Its an easy read (few hours) of the remarkable
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Proper and overdue credit is paid in this book to Henrietta Leavitt, but the story the author tells is more the story of two generations of astronomers from Edward Pickering to... Read morePublished on October 18, 2006 by Giordano Bruno
In the late 1870s, Harvard University embarked on a program of cataloging the brightness of every star in the universe. Read morePublished on December 15, 2005 by Betty Burks
What a delightful little book. It is like someone found a small keepsake that had been hidden away in a closet for decades and put it on display. Read morePublished on October 23, 2005 by B. S. Kimerer