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Product Description: In this engagingly written biography, Tamara Plakins Thornton delves into the life and work of Nathaniel Bowditch (1773-1838), a man Thomas Jefferson once called a "meteor in the hemisphere." Bowditch was a mathematician, astronomer, navigator, seafarer, and business executive whose Enlightenment-inspired perspectives shaped nineteenth-century capitalism while transforming American life more broadly...read more

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9781469626932 | Univ of North Carolina Pr, April 18, 2016, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: In this engagingly written biography, Tamara Plakins Thornton delves into the life and work of Nathaniel Bowditch (1773-1838), a man Thomas Jefferson once called a "meteor in the hemisphere.

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Product Description: This introduction to space science for children uses the story of Neil deGrasse Tyson's life and career to frame the journey.Catch the thrill of the cosmos and space science through the life of Neil deGrasse Tyson—the popular astrophysicist, science communicator, and host of FOX-TV’s Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey...read more

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9781633880146 | Prometheus Books, March 3, 2015, cover price $14.99 | About this edition: This introduction to space science for children uses the story of Neil deGrasse Tyson's life and career to frame the journey.

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Product Description: Look up at the stars and explore the life of Maria Mitchell, the first female astronomer in the United States.

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9781491405420 | Capstone Pr Inc, August 1, 2014, cover price $6.29 | About this edition: Look up at the stars and explore the life of Maria Mitchell, the first female astronomer in the United States.

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9781491405390 | Pebble Books, July 1, 2014, cover price $21.32 | About this edition: Look up at the stars and explore the life of Maria Mitchell, the first female astronomer in the United States.

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By Robert Burleigh and Raul Colon (illustrator)

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9781416958192 | Simon & Schuster, February 19, 2013, cover price $16.99

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Product Description: In the 42 years that Edward Pickering directed the Harvard College Observatory, he and his team of women "computers" made strides in promoting the new field of astrophotography, discovered the first spectroscopic binary star system, and cataloged more than 225,000 stars...read more

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9781604136647 | Chelsea House Pub, May 1, 2012, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: In the 42 years that Edward Pickering directed the Harvard College Observatory, he and his team of women "computers" made strides in promoting the new field of astrophotography, discovered the first spectroscopic binary star system, and cataloged more than 225,000 stars.

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Product Description: Benjamin Banneker's life story is filled with extraordinary accomplishments. The son and grandson of former slaves, he taught himself mathematics, astronomy, and surveying while living on an isolated family farm. Banneker participated in surveying the site of the new Capitol of the United States, published several popular almanacs based on his observations of the stars, and even corresponded with Thomas Jefferson, sharing his hope that future president would change his position on slavery...read more

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9781604137446 | Chelsea House Pub, November 1, 2010, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Benjamin Banneker's life story is filled with extraordinary accomplishments.

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