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The Astronomical Scrapbook; Skywatchers, Pioneers, and Seekers in Astronomy. Edited by Leif J. Robinson. Introduction by Owen Gingerich.

By: ASHBROOK, Joseph.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Cambridge:, Cambridge University Press, 1984.: 1984

Seller ID: S12089

ISBN: 0933346247


8vo. xii, 468 pp. Cloth, dust-jacket; jacket with short tear to upper edge. Very good. "This collection of 83 articles on the history of astronomy is the harvest of a quarter of a century spent in seeking out intriguing, unusual and half-forgotten events. Joe Ashbrook wrote a column regularly for the monthly magazine Sky and Telescope. Professor Owen Gingerich, of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, has helped in the selection of the very best of these timeless vignettes, and he has contributed a foreword to the collection. Each article has been edited, and in some cases modi... View more info