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Scheduling the heavens : the story of Edmond Halley

by Fox, Mary Virginia.

Format: Print Book 2007
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Biography j QB36.H25 F69 2007
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Biography
 
Call Number  j QB36.H25 F69 2007
 
 
Summary
This is the biography of the famous astronomer Edmond Halley, who the Halley Comet was name for.
Contents
Ambition and genius
Night sky
Friends and enemies
The Royal Society
Newton and beyond
Captain Halley
Halley's comet
Royal astronomer.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: ""Though best known for calculating the orbit and accurately predicting the return on a regular schedule of the eponymous comet, the ambitious, brilliant scientist Halley excelled in many other fields besides astronomy. During his long career, Halley studied demographics, mathematics, navigation, physics, and more. Among his many achievements, he published the first meteorological chart, catalogued the unmapped stars of the Southern Hemisphere, designed and tested a diving bell, and sailed over much of the planet to measure variations in its magnetic field. Fox conveys Halley's life and times, and his lasting contributions to science, in rich, vivid detail. The informative text is supported with maps and portraits from the period as well as sidebars that elaborate upon the concepts and instruments related to Halley's work. A time line, source notes, and a bibliography are appended. Books on Halley for this audience are scarce; this solid biography, part of the excellent Profiles in Science series, is a welcome contribution."--"Sullivan, Ed" Copyright 2007 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Profiles in science (Greensboro, N.C.)
Subjects Halley, Edmond, -- 1656-1742 -- Juvenile literature.
Halley, Edmond, -- 1656-1742.
Royal Society (Great Britain) -- Juvenile literature.
Royal Society (Great Britain)
Astronomers -- Great Britain -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Astronomy -- England -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Astronomy -- England -- History.
Publisher Greensboro, N.C. :Morgan Reynolds Pub.,2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 128 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 122-123) and index.
ISBN 9781599350219 (alk. paper)
1599350211 (alk. paper)
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