By Dava Sobel


In the mid-nineteenth century, a group of remarkable women were employed by Harvard College Observatory as ‘Human Computers’ to interpret the observations made by their male counterparts. Enriched by excerpts from letters, diaries, and memoirs, Dava Sobel shines a light on the hidden history of these extraordinary women, who changed the burgeoning field of astronomy and our understanding of the stars and our place in the universe.

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Narrator Laurence Bouvard
Length 12hrs
Catalogue No. 13030
Publisher HarperCollins; 2015
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