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Miss "Leavitt's Stars" is a book I had wanted to read for a long time. I expected it to be a biography of Miss Leavitt. Read morePublished 3 months ago by J. Lawler
I ordered the book from my Kindle, and the content was wirelessly delivered. The format of the content was jumbled. Read morePublished 22 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 on August 10, 2013 by Charles S.
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 on March 4, 2013 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
Ms. Read more
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 Gio
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