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Author Gormley, Beatrice.
Title Maria Mitchell : the soul of an astronomer / Beatrice Gormley.
Pub Info Grand Rapids, MI : Eerdmans, [1995]
©1995
Rating
book jacket
LOCATION CALL # STATUS 
 Falmouth-Children's Room  J BIOGRAPHY 920 Mitchell     AVAILABLE
 Hyannis Children's Room  J BIOGRAPHY Mitchell     AVAILABLE
 Nantucket-Childrens  J NC 92 MITCHELL     AVAILABLE
 Orleans-Children's Room  J BIO 92 MITC     AVAILABLE
 Nantucket Storage  J NC 92 MITCHELL   NON-REQUEST  LIB USE ONLY
 Nantucket Storage  J NC 92 MITCHELL     LIB USE ONLY
Descript xi, 123 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
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Note "Women of spirit"--Cover.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 116-117) and index.
Summary A biography of the first female science professor at Vassar College and the first American woman astronomer.
Contents A Devout Astronomer -- A Quaker Family -- A Temple of Knowledge -- No Longer a Friend -- Comet Mitchell -- The Hardest Year -- The World Beyond Nantucket -- A Magnificent Enterprise -- Women Studying Together -- More Than Astronomy -- The Curtain That Hides the Infinite.
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 the 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. - Back cover.
Subject Mitchell, Maria, 1818-1889 -- Juvenile literature.
Mitchell, Maria, 1818-1889.
Women astronomers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Astronomers.
Women -- Biography.
Biography.
Genre Literature.
ISBN 0802851169
9780802851161
0802850995
9780802850997
1415548013
9781415548011
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