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Celestial Sleuth

Author : Donald W. Olson
ISBN : 1461484022
Genre : Science
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For a general audience interested in solving mysteries in art, history, and literature using the methods of science, 'forensic astronomy' is a thrilling new field of exploration. Astronomical calculations are the basis of the studies, which have the advantage of bringing to readers both evocative images and a better understanding of the skies. Weather facts, volcano studies, topography, tides, historical letters and diaries, famous paintings, military records, and the friendly assistance of experts in related fields add variety, depth, and interest to the work. The chosen topics are selected for their wide public recognition and intrigue, involving artists such as Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Edvard Munch, and Ansel Adams; historical events such as the Battle of Marathon, the death of Julius Caesar, the American Revolution, and World War II; and literary authors such as Chaucer, Shakespeare, Joyce, and Mary Shelley. This book sets out to answer these mysteries indicated with the means and expertise of astronomy, opening the door to a richer experience of human culture and its relationship with nature. Each subject is carefully analyzed. As an example using the study of sky paintings by Vincent van Gogh, the analytical method would include: - computer calculations of historical skies above France in the 19th century - finding and quoting the clues found in translations of original letters by Van Gogh - making site visits to France to determine the precise locations when Van Gogh set up his easel and what celestial objects are depicted. For each historical event influenced by astronomy, there would be a different kind of mystery to be solved. As an example: - How can the phase of the Moon and time of moonrise help to explain a turning point of the American Civil War - the fatal wounding of Stonewall Jackson at Chancellorsville in 1863? For each literary reference to astronomy, it was determined which celestial objects were being described and making an argument that the author is describing an actual event. For example, what was the date of the moonlit scene when Mary Shelley first had the idea for her novel “Frankenstein?” These and more fun riddles will enchant and delight the fan of art and astronomy.

Ansel Adams

Author : Mary Street Alinder
ISBN : 9781620408018
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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First published in 1996, Mary Street Alinder's biography of Ansel Adams remains the only full biography of one of the greatest American photographers. Alinder is a respected scholar, and also had a close connection to Adams, serving as his chief assistant in the last five years of his life. The portrait she creates of him is intimate and affectionate; it is also clear-eyed. She takes on his difficult childhood in San Francisco, the friendships and rivalries within his circle of photographers, his leadership in America's environmental movement, his marriage, his affairs, and his not-always-successful fatherhood. Enriched by her uniquely personal understanding of Adams the man, she explains the artistic philosophy that, paired with his peerless technique, produced an inimitable style. Her biography is likely to remain unrivaled. This new edition will bring the classic up to date and includes research that reveals new information and a deeper understanding of his greatest photographs. It will also include thirty-two pages of reproductions of Adams's work and snapshots of the artist and close friends.

The Routledge Research Companion To Nineteenth Century British Literature And Science

Author : John Holmes
ISBN : 9781317042334
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Tracing the continuities and trends in the complex relationship between literature and science in the long nineteenth century, this companion provides scholars with a comprehensive, authoritative and up-to-date foundation for research in this field. In intellectual, material and social terms, the transformation undergone by Western culture over the period was unprecedented. Many of these changes were grounded in the growth of science. Yet science was not a cultural monolith then any more than it is now, and its development was shaped by competing world views. To cover the full range of literary engagements with science in the nineteenth century, this companion consists of twenty-seven chapters by experts in the field, which explore crucial social and intellectual contexts for the interactions between literature and science, how science affected different genres of writing, and the importance of individual scientific disciplines and concepts within literary culture. Each chapter has its own extensive bibliography. The volume as a whole is rounded out with a synoptic introduction by the editors and an afterword by the eminent historian of nineteenth-century science Bernard Lightman.

Author : 이은영
ISBN : 9791160800036
Genre : Nature
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많은 과학책들이 과학을 쉽고 재미있게 이야기한다고 말한다. 과학이 쉽고 재미있다고? 아니, 과학은 어렵다. 어떻게 쉬울 수 있겠는가. 과학 전문 출판사에서 15년 동안 과학책 만드는 일을 해 온 이 책의 저자 이은영은 과학을 공부한 지 꽤 많은 세월이 흘렀음에도 아직도 과학이 어렵다고 말한다. 거창한 이론이 아니더라도 지구와 달이 우주에서 부딪치지 않고 떠있는 것조차 잘 이해하지 못하고 있다고 고백한다. 하지만 그녀는 덧붙인다. 조금만 유심히 살펴보면, 지금껏 과학이 밝혀낸 사실들은 많은 흥미로운 이야깃거리를 담고 있다고. 《사이언스 라디오》는 바로 거기에서 출발했다. 이 책은 출근길 버스 안에서 흘러나오는 라디오처럼, 커피 한 잔과 함께 여유 있게 즐기는 에세이처럼 일상의 언어로 친근하고 다정하게 과학 이야기를 들려준다. 글과 어우러진 다양한 그림과 사진을 새로운 시선으로 바라보는 것은 또 다른 즐거움이다. 과학 이론이나 개념은 잠시 잊고, 과학 속 이야기를 즐겨 보자. 하루 5분, 당신의 일상에 과학 감수성을 불어넣는 시간! ‘사이언스 라디오’에 주파수를 맞춰 보는 것은 어떨까.

Starlight Detectives

Author : Alan Hirshfeld
ISBN : 1934137782
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Traces the history of astronomy through advancements in three technologies--photography, spectrometry, and telescopy--and profiles the ambitious scientists behind the birth of modern astronomy.

Crime And Puzzlement 3

Author : Lawrence Treat
ISBN : 0879237376
Genre : Fiction
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The author presents mysteries for the reader to solve using clues found in the text and accompanying illustrations.

The Back Passage

Author : James Lear
ISBN : 9781573442435
Genre : Fiction
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A seaside village, an English country house, a family of wealthy eccentrics and their equally peculiar servants, a determined detective - all the ingredients are here for a cozy Agatha Christie-style whodunnit. But wait - Edward `Mitch' Mitchell is no Hercule Poirot, and The Back Passage is no Murder of Roger Ackroyd. Mitch is a handsome, insatiable 22-year-old hunk who never lets a clue stand in the way of a steamy encounter, whether it's with the local constabulary, or his schoolmate and fellow athlete Boy Morgan, who becomes his Watson.

Girls Coming To Tech

Author : Amy Sue Bix
ISBN : 9780262019545
Genre : Education
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How women coped with both formal barriers and informal opposition to their entry into the traditionally masculine field of engineering in American higher education.

Einstein History And Other Passions

Author : Gerald James Holton
ISBN : 0674004337
Genre : Science
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Through his rich exploration of Einstein's thought, Gerald Holton shows how the best science depends on great intuitive leaps of imagination, and how science is indeed the creative expression of the tradition of Western civilization.

Star Maps

Author : Nick Kanas
ISBN : 9780387716688
Genre : Science
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The beauty and awe generated by the celestial void captures our imagination and delights our aesthetic sense. Antiquarian map societies are prospering, and celestial maps are now viewed as a specialty of map collecting. This book traces the history of celestial cartography and relates this history to the changing ideas of man’s place in the universe and to advances in map-making. Photographs from actual antiquarian celestial atlases and prints, many previously unpublished, enrich the text. The book describes the development and relationships between different sky maps and atlases as well as demonstrating contemporary cosmological ideas, constellation representations, and cartographic advances.

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