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The Resource American eclipse : a nation's epic race to catch the shadow of the moon and win the glory of the world, David Baron

American eclipse : a nation's epic race to catch the shadow of the moon and win the glory of the world, David Baron

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American eclipse : a nation's epic race to catch the shadow of the moon and win the glory of the world
Title
American eclipse
Title remainder
a nation's epic race to catch the shadow of the moon and win the glory of the world
Statement of responsibility
David Baron
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Documents the efforts of three scientists to observe the rare total solar eclipse of 1878, citing how the ambitions of James Craig Watson, Maria Mitchell, and Thomas Edison helped America's early pursuits as a scientific superpower
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
American eclipse : a nation's epic race to catch the shadow of the moon and win the glory of the world, David Baron
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Shall the sun be darkened -- Part one: 1876. Reign of shoddy -- Professor of quadruplicity -- Nemesis -- "Petticoat parliament" -- Part two: 1878. Politics and moonshine -- The wizard in Washington -- Sic transit -- "Good woman that she are" -- Show business -- Part three: 1878. Among the tribes of uncivilization -- Queen city -- Nature's editor -- Old probabilities -- Part four: 1878. Favored mortals -- First contact -- Totality -- American genius -- Part five: 1878-1931. Ghosts -- Shadow and light -- Epilogue: Tendrils of history
Control code
sky286344010
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
330 pages
Isbn
9781631490163
Lccn
2017009679
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
American eclipse : a nation's epic race to catch the shadow of the moon and win the glory of the world, David Baron
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Shall the sun be darkened -- Part one: 1876. Reign of shoddy -- Professor of quadruplicity -- Nemesis -- "Petticoat parliament" -- Part two: 1878. Politics and moonshine -- The wizard in Washington -- Sic transit -- "Good woman that she are" -- Show business -- Part three: 1878. Among the tribes of uncivilization -- Queen city -- Nature's editor -- Old probabilities -- Part four: 1878. Favored mortals -- First contact -- Totality -- American genius -- Part five: 1878-1931. Ghosts -- Shadow and light -- Epilogue: Tendrils of history
Control code
sky286344010
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
330 pages
Isbn
9781631490163
Lccn
2017009679
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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