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American eclipse : a nation's epic race to catch the shadow of the moon and win the glory of the world

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Documents the efforts of three scientists to observe the rare total solar eclipse of 1878, citing how the ambitions of James Craig Watson, Maria Mitchell, and Thomas Edison helped America's early pursuits as a scientific superpower.

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Bell Memorial Library - Nunda 523.78 BAR (Text)
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Bloomfield Public Library 523.78 Baron (Text)
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Wood Library Association - Canandaigua 523.78 BAR (Text)
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1001 . ‡aBaron, David, ‡d1964-
24510. ‡aAmerican eclipse : ‡ba nation's epic race to catch the shadow of the moon and win the glory of the world / ‡cDavid Baron.
250 . ‡aFirst edition.
264 1. ‡aNew York, N.Y. : ‡bLiveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, ‡c[2017]
300 . ‡axii, 330 pages : ‡billustrations (some color), maps, color chart ; ‡c25 cm
336 . ‡atext ‡btxt ‡2rdacontent
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504 . ‡aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
5050 . ‡aPrologue: Shall the sun be darkened -- Part one: 1876. Reign of shoddy -- Professor of quadruplicity -- Nemesis -- "Petticoat parliament" -- Part two: 1878. Politics and moonshine -- The wizard in Washington -- Sic transit -- "Good woman that she are" -- Show business -- Part three: 1878. Among the tribes of uncivilization -- Queen city -- Nature's editor -- Old probabilities -- Part four: 1878. Favored mortals -- First contact -- Totality -- American genius -- Part five: 1878-1931. Ghosts -- Shadow and light -- Epilogue: Tendrils of history.
520 . ‡aDocuments the efforts of three scientists to observe the rare total solar eclipse of 1878, citing how the ambitions of James Craig Watson, Maria Mitchell, and Thomas Edison helped America's early pursuits as a scientific superpower.
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650 0. ‡aEclipses ‡xHistory.
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