Empire and the Sun: Victorian Solar Eclipse Expeditions

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Product Details

Price
$28.00
Publisher
Stanford University Press
Publish Date
March 27, 2002
Pages
224
Dimensions
6.28 X 9.12 X 0.54 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780804739269
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About the Author

Alex Soojung-Kim Pang is a researcher at the Institute for the Future, a Silicon Valley think tank. He was previously deputy editor of the Encyclopaedia Britannica

Reviews

" . . . Empire and the Sun is a delightful book and is packed with lots of interesting astronomical information. I can thoroughly recommend it to those with an interest in nineteenth-century astronomical history, astronomical expeditions or solar eclipses."--Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage
"This wonderful book describes the interaction of scientists and the public in 19th century Britain by analyzing a series of expeditions sent all over the world to study total solar eclipses. Successfully bringing together a wide variety of topics in a new and interesting way, it will be of great interest to historians, philosophers of science, astronomers, and amateur astronomers."--Jay M. Pasachoff "Williams College "
"...one of the most valuable contributions to the history of astronomy of the past few years....Its engaging and lively style make it an...attractive read as an introduction to the world of Victorian science and society."--British Journal of the History of Science