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Henrietta Leavitt, Pioneering Woman Astronomer

Book - 2013
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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: 9781416958192
1416958193
Branch Call Number: j BIOGRAPHY 520.92 LEAVITT 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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KariGrace
Nov 07, 2014

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.

KRockstar10 Aug 14, 2013

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

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