American Eclipse

American Eclipse

A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World

Book - 2017
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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.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2017]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781631490163
Branch Call Number: Science & Nature 523.78 Bar


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Aug 19, 2017

Enjoyed this tale of 1878's"Eclipse Fever." Thomas Edison plays a prominent role in the tale. Tragedies occured by people who did not understand what was going on. A fine intro to 2017's eclipse.


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