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Title The Heavens on earth [electronic resource] : observatories and astronomy in nineteenth-century science and culture / edited by David Aubin, Charlotte Bigg, and H. Otto Sibum.
Publication Info. Durham [NC] : Duke University Press, 2010.
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 Libraries Electronic Books  ELECTRONIC BOOKS-DDA    AVAIL. ONLINE
Description 1 online resource.
Series Science and cultural theory.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: observatory techniques in nineteenth-century science and society / David Aubin, Charlotte Bigg, and H. Otto Sibum -- The astronomical capital of the world : Pulkovo Observatory in the Russia of Tsar Nicholas I / Simon Werrett -- The Jesuit on the roof : observatory sciences, metaphysics, and nation building / Massimo Mazzotti -- Eclipse politics in France and Thailand, 1868 / David Aubin -- Keeping the books at Paramatta Observatory / Simon Schaffer -- Training seafarers in astronomy : methods, naval schools, and naval observatories in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century France / Guy Boistel -- Astronomy as military science the case of Sweden, ca. 1800/1850 / Sven Widmalm -- Geodesy and map making in France and Algeria : between army officers and observatory scientists / Martina Schiavon -- Michelson and the observatory : physics and the astronomical community in late-nineteenth-century America / Richard Staley -- Even the tools will be free : Humboldt's romantic technologies / John Tresch -- "I thought this might be of interest--" : the observatory as public enterprise / Theresa Levitt -- Staging the heavens : astrophysics and popular astronomy in the late nineteenth century / Charlotte Bigg -- The Berlin Urania, Humboldtian cosmology, and the public / Ole Molvig.
Note Description based on print version record
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Perth, W.A. Available via World Wide Web.
Subject Astronomy -- History -- 19th century.
Nineteenth century.
Added Author Aubin, David, 1967-
Bigg, Charlotte.
Sibum, Heinz Otto, 1956-
Ebooks Corporation
Related To Print version: The heavens on earth Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 2010 9780822346289 0822346281 9780822346401 0822346400 (DLC) 2009041448
ISBN 9780822392507 (pdf)
082239250X (pdf)
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