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America's First Great Eclipse: How Scientists, Tourists, and the Rocky Mountain Eclipse of 1878 Changed Astronomy Forever by [Ruskin, Steve]
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"Highly recommended ... The story of this eclipse is one of the most remarkable in American history."
-GreatAmericanEclipse.com

"This page-turning history of astronomy in the Wild West not only documents scientists understanding an elusive eclipse, but tells the tale of how astronomy itself began to change and provides glimpses of the west as it was. Loved it ... literally couldn't put it down until I finished!"
-David Lee Summers, Kitt Peak National Observatory, Author of The Astronomer's Crypt

"Loved it! A fun and engaging glimpse into an important era for the science of astronomy. As an astronomer I feel a greater connection to my roots and am even more excited about 2017's Great American Eclipse."
-Dimitri Klebe, PhD (Astrophysics); Founder, Pikes Peak Observatory; Co-Founder, Solmirus Corporation

"A unique history of a once-in-a-lifetime experience at high altitude. Ruskin paints a vivid picture of nineteenth-century astronomers whose initial exploits into the Rocky Mountains continue to impact modern astronomy."
-Kevin Ikenberry, US Army (Ret.), Former Manager of US Space Camp, Author of Sleeper Protocol

"Steve Ruskin's lively history reminds us that solar eclipses are opportunities for entrepreneurs, travelers, and politicians to marvel at the heavens, to advance social and political goals, and if possible to make a profit. This is rich, layered history of science at its best."
-Darin Hayton, Haverford College, Author of The Crown and the Cosmos

"This unique history succeeds in placing its readers in the time of an early American eclipse. Readers, be they professional or of the general public, should enjoy the experience and better anticipate any such upcoming events. A fun read!"
-Stella Cottam, PhD, Author of Eclipses, Transits, and Comets of the Nineteenth Century: How America's Perception of the Skies Changed

About the Author

Steve Ruskin is an award-winning historian, with a PhD in History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Notre Dame. He is a native of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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  • File Size: 13373 KB
  • Print Length: 167 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1546456287
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  • Publisher: Alpine Alchemy Press (May 5, 2017)
  • Publication Date: May 5, 2017
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0716GT8FH
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