Thorndike Press

The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars

  • Dava Sobel
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  • ISBN-10: 141049571X
  • ISBN-13: 9781410495716
  • DDC: 522
  • Shipping Weight: 1.50 lbs ( .68 kgs)
  • 602 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released January 2017
  • Simultaneous Publications

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A #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

Dava Sobel returns with the captivating, little-known hidden history of a group of women whose remarkable contributions to the burgeoning field of astronomy forever changed our understanding of the stars and our place in the universe.


Customer Reviews

[Sobel] soars higher than ever before . . . with this fascinating, witty, and most elegant history of the women who worked in critical positions at the Harvard Observatory . . . The Glass Universe is a feast for those eager to absorb forgotten stories of resolute American women who expanded human knowledge.

— Booklist (starred)

Sobel knows how to tell an engaging story . . . With grace, clarity, and a flair for characterization, [she] places these early women astronomers in the wider historical context of their field for the very first time.

— Publishers Weekly (starred)