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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

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In the scorching summer of 1878, with the Gilded Age in its infancy, three tenacious and brilliant scientists raced to Wyoming and Colorado to observe a rare total solar eclipse. One sought to discover a new planet. Another-an adventuresome female astronomer-fought to prove that science was not anathema to femininity. And a young, megalomaniacal inventor, with the tabloid press fast on his heels, sought to test his scientific bona fides and light the world through his revelations. David Baron brings to three-dimensional life these three competitors-James Craig Watson, Maria Mitchell, and Thomas Edison-and thrillingly re-creates the fierce jockeying of nineteenth-century American astronomy. With spellbinding accounts of train robberies and Indian skirmishes, the mythologized age of the last days of the Wild West comes alive as never before. A magnificent portrayal of America's dawn as a scientific superpower, American Eclipse depicts a young nation that looked to the skies to reveal its towering ambition and expose its latent genius.
Edition: Unabridged
Number of Pages: 785
Genre: Science, History
Sub-Genre: History, Civilization, Astronomy
Format: AudioCD
Publisher: Highbridge Co
Author: David Baron
Language: English
Street Date: June 6, 2017
TCIN: 52141687
UPC: 9781681685779
Item Number (DPCI): 248-41-7320
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