Miss Leavitt's Stars

Miss Leavitt's Stars

The Untold Story of the Woman Who Discovered How to Measure the Universe

Book - 2005
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Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c2005.
ISBN: 9780393051285
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Characteristics: xiv, 162 p. :,ill. ;,21 cm.

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Dec 07, 2010

a truthful description of the way science progresses, by curiosity followed by measurement followed by over-reach then consolidation, then over-reach again ..., always guided by a fundamental faith in the universality of physical laws, always distorted, often delayed, by the human failings of the scientists involved.

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