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Title The Heavens on earth : observatories and astronomy in nineteenth-century science and culture / edited by David Aubin, Charlotte Bigg, and H. Otto Sibum

Publ Info Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 2010
 RWU Main Library  QB32 .H43 2010    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  QB32 .H43 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xii, 384 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Science and cultural theory
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents 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
LC subject Astronomy -- History -- 19th century
Nineteenth century
Add Author Aubin, David, 1967-
Bigg, Charlotte
Sibum, Heinz Otto, 1956-
ISBN 9780822346289 (cloth : alk. paper)
0822346281 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780822346401 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0822346400 (pbk. : alk. paper)