9780802852649

Maria Mitchell

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  • ISBN13:

    9780802852649

  • ISBN10:

    0802852645

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-02-01
  • Publisher: Eerdmans Pub Co
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Summary

In the mid-1800s, a turbulent time when women were often thought to be unworthy of higher education, Maria Mitchell rose above the prejudices of her day to become America's first professional woman astronomer. This exciting biography tells the story of Maria Mitchell's life, her amazing achievements, and her faith that saw God's handiwork in the heavens.

Author Biography

Beatrice Gormley is the author of many popular books for young readers

Table of Contents

Introductionp. ix
A Devout Astronomerp. 1
A Quaker Familyp. 13
A Temple of Knowledgep. 23
No Longer a Friendp. 35
Comet Mitchellp. 43
The Hardest Yearp. 53
The World Beyond Nantucketp. 63
A Magnificent Enterprisep. 75
Women Studying Togetherp. 85
More Than Astronomyp. 97
The Curtain That Hides the Infinitep. 113
My Sources for This Bookp. 125
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 127
Acknowledgmentsp. 129
Image Creditsp. 130
Indexp. 132
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