The Resource Eclipses, Transits, and Comets of the Nineteenth Century : How America's Perception of the Skies Changed, by Stella Cottam, Wayne Orchiston, (electronic resource)

Eclipses, Transits, and Comets of the Nineteenth Century : How America's Perception of the Skies Changed, by Stella Cottam, Wayne Orchiston, (electronic resource)

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Eclipses, Transits, and Comets of the Nineteenth Century : How America's Perception of the Skies Changed
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Eclipses, Transits, and Comets of the Nineteenth Century
Title remainder
How America's Perception of the Skies Changed
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by Stella Cottam, Wayne Orchiston
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eng
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Grabbing the attention of poets, politicians and the general public alike, a series of spectacular astronomical events in the late 1800s galvanized Americans to take a greater interest in astronomy than ever before. At a time when the sciences were not yet as well established in the United States as they were in Europe, this public interest and support provided the growing scientific community in the United States with the platform they needed to advance the field of astronomy in the United States. Earlier in the 19th century comets, meteors and the discovery of the planet Neptune were all sources of inspiration to the general public. The specific events to be considered here are the total solar eclipses of 1868, 1869 and 1878 and the transits of Venus of 1874 and 1882. The available media responded to public interest as well as generating more interest. These events laid the groundwork that led to today's thriving network of American amateur astronomers, and provide a fascinating look at earlier conceptions of the stars
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Cottam, Stella
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non fiction
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  • Orchiston, Wayne.
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Astrophysics and Space Science Library,
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406
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  • Physics
  • Science
  • Physics
  • Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
  • History of Science
  • History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
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Eclipses, Transits, and Comets of the Nineteenth Century : How America's Perception of the Skies Changed, by Stella Cottam, Wayne Orchiston, (electronic resource)
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Contents
Introduction -- Historical Overview- The United States and Astronomy Until the 1860S -- Scientific Overview -- Popular Astronomy and the Solar Eclipses of 1868, 1869 and 1878 -- Popular Astronomy and the Transits of Venus of 1874 and 1882 -- Discussion -- Concluding Remarks -- References
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XI, 336 p. 240 illus., 83 illus. in color.
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9783319083414
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10.1007/978-3-319-08341-4
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(DE-He213)978-3-319-08341-4
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Eclipses, Transits, and Comets of the Nineteenth Century : How America's Perception of the Skies Changed, by Stella Cottam, Wayne Orchiston, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Historical Overview- The United States and Astronomy Until the 1860S -- Scientific Overview -- Popular Astronomy and the Solar Eclipses of 1868, 1869 and 1878 -- Popular Astronomy and the Transits of Venus of 1874 and 1882 -- Discussion -- Concluding Remarks -- References
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
XI, 336 p. 240 illus., 83 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
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electronic
Isbn
9783319083414
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uncompressed
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
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c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-08341-4
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online resource.
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absent
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access
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-3-319-08341-4

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