Bright Galaxies, Dark Matter, and Beyond: The Life of Astronomer Vera Rubin

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Product Details

Price
$24.95
Publisher
MIT Press
Publish Date
Pages
256
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.1 X 1.0 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780262046121

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About the Author

Ashley Jean Yeager is Associate News Editor at Science News. She has written for Quanta, Science News, Nature, Astronomy, Sky & Telescope, The Scientist, and other publications.

Reviews

A compelling life of a top-notch scientist...Yeager has done her homework, delivering a lucid explanation of the science without ignoring Rubin's struggles as a pathbreaking woman in her profession.
--Kirkus Reviews

[A] moving debut biography... for those not familiar with Rubin's achievements, this is a good place to start.
--Publishers Weekly

"Many astronomers and cosmologists had worked on this non-intuitive idea of dark matter, but Yeager shows the full context and importance of Rubin's work...Rubin also liked to unearth, and popularize, stories of women in the history of science. Her own story will doubtless inspire generations to come thanks, in part, to this excellent biography."
--New Scientist