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The Resource Silent sky, by Lauren Gunderson

Silent sky, by Lauren Gunderson

Label
Silent sky
Title
Silent sky
Statement of responsibility
by Lauren Gunderson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn't allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women "computers," charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in "girl hours" and has no time for the women's probing theories. As Henrietta, in her free time, attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love. The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman's place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women's ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gunderson, Lauren
Dewey number
812/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3607.U5473
LC item number
S55 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Leavitt, Henrietta Swan
  • Women astronomers
  • Women's rights
Label
Silent sky, by Lauren Gunderson
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223118485078
  • 31223118485110
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
63 pages
Isbn
9780822233800
Lccn
2016478047
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)920019410
Label
Silent sky, by Lauren Gunderson
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223118485078
  • 31223118485110
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
63 pages
Isbn
9780822233800
Lccn
2016478047
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)920019410

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