|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
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About the Author
Marvin Bolt is Associate Curator of the History of Astronomy Department at Chicago's Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum. He has a Ph.D. in Intellectual History and History & Philosophy of Science from the University of Notre Dame, where he concurrently holds the position of visiting scholar. In addition to working on the Adler's catalogue of optical instruments and publishing his dissertation on Sir John Herschel, he continues to research the social context of 19th century astronomy. He is a member of the History of Science Society and the William Herschel Society.
Anna Friedman is Assistant Curator of the History of Astronomy Department at Chicago's Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum. She has an M.A. in Art History, Theory, and Criticism, and a B.F.A. in Painting, from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has written Awestruck by the Majesty of the Heavens (Chicago: Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, 1997) and is currently writing the Adler's catalogue of star charts.
Table of Contents1. Introduction; 2. Discovering space; 3. Discovering time; 4. Understanding the Earth; 5. Understanding the heavens; Conclusion; Glossary; List of images; Index.