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Henrietta Leavitt, Pioneering Woman Astronomer

Burleigh, Robert

(Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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An illustrated portrait of astronomer Henrietta Swan Leavitt traces the years she spent measuring stars from her position at the Harvard College Observatory and her important discoveries that enabled the scientific community to gain a fuller understanding of the universe's vast size.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 1416958193
9781416958192
Branch Call Number: j B-Le489b 2013
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,ill. (chiefly col.) ;,29 cm
Additional Contributors: Colón, Raúl Illustrator

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An illustrated portrait of astronomer Henrietta Swan Leavitt traces the years she spent measuring stars from her position at the Harvard College Observatory and her important discoveries that enabled the scientific community to gain a fuller understanding of the universe's vast size.

Women in science were supposed to record observations, not think about them. When Henrietta started thinking about what she saw, the universe became a much larger place.


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Nov 07, 2014
  • CharissaS rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The author truly has a sense of what this woman's life was like and they convey that with compassion and history and beautiful pictures. I would recommend this book especially for kids ages 0 to 7.

Aug 14, 2013
  • KRockstar10 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A decent youth biography about a female scientist who made some big discoveries.

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