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People/Characters: Henrietta Swan Leavitt

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The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars by Dava Sobel
Miss Leavitt's Stars : The Untold Story of the Woman Who Discovered How to Measure the Universe by George Johnson1868-1921

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Recommendations

  1. Uncentering the Earth: Copernicus and the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres by William T. Vollmann (1709)
  2. Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly (2016)
  3. Lab Girl by Hope Jahren (2016)
  4. Starlight Detectives: How Astronomers, Inventors, and Eccentrics Discovered the Modern Universe by Alan Hirshfeld (2014)
  5. Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science and the World by Rachel Swaby (2015)
  6. Women Scientists in America: Struggles and Strategies to 1940 by Margaret W. Rossiter (1982)
  7. Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars by Nathalia Holt (2016)
  8. Edwin Hubble: Mariner of the Nebulae by Gale E. Christianson (1995)
  9. A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos by Dava Sobel (1994)
  10. Archives of the Universe: 100 Discoveries That Transformed Our Understanding of the Cosmos by Marcia Bartusiak (2004)
  11. The Neptune File: A Story of Astronomical Rivalry and the Pioneers of Planet Hunting by Tom Standage (2000)
  12. Seeing and Believing: How the Telescope Opened Our Eyes and Minds to the Heavens by Richard Panek (1998)
  13. I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life by Ed Yong (1890)
  14. First Light: The Search for the Edge of the Universe by Richard Preston (1987)
  15. Athena Unbound: The Advancement of Women in Science and Technology by Henry Etzkowitz (2000)

Character description

July 4, 1868 – December 12, 1921; see Wikipedia entry

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