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The Resource Further adventures of the celestial sleuth : using astronomy to solve more mysteries in art, history, and literature, Donald W. Olson

Further adventures of the celestial sleuth : using astronomy to solve more mysteries in art, history, and literature, Donald W. Olson

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Further adventures of the celestial sleuth : using astronomy to solve more mysteries in art, history, and literature
Title
Further adventures of the celestial sleuth
Title remainder
using astronomy to solve more mysteries in art, history, and literature
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Donald W. Olson
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the author of Celestial Sleuth (2014), yet more mysteries in art, history, and literature are solved by calculating phases of the Moon, determining the positions of the planets and stars, and identifying celestial objects in paintings. In addition to helping to crack difficult cases, these studies spark our imagination and provide a better understanding of the skies. Weather archives, vintage maps, tides, historical letters and diaries, military records and the assistance of experts in related fields help with this work. For each historical event influenced by astronomy, there is a different kind of mystery to be solved. How did the changing tides affect an army's battle plans? How did the phases of the Moon affect how an artist painted a landscape? Follow these exciting investigations with a master 'celestial sleuth' as he tracks down the truth and helps unravel mysteries as far back as the Middle Ages and as recent as the iconic 1945 photograph of a kiss in Times Square on VJ Day. Topics or 'cases' pursued were chosen for their wide public recognition and intrigue and involve artists such as Vincent van Gogh and Claude Monet; historical events such as the campaigns of Braveheart in Scotland and battles in World War II and the Korean War; and literary authors such as Chaucer, Cervantes, Shakespeare, Byron, and Poe"--Back cover
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Cataloging source
YDX
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Olson, Donald W
Dewey number
520.9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
QB15
LC item number
.O474 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Springer-Praxis books in popular astronomy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Astronomy in art
  • Astronomy
  • Astronomy in literature
  • Astronomy
  • Literature, Modern
  • Literature, Modern
  • Astronomy
  • Physics
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Further adventures of the celestial sleuth : using astronomy to solve more mysteries in art, history, and literature, Donald W. Olson
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Astronomy in art. Monet in London, J.M.W. Turner, and Ford Madox Brown ; Monet in Étretat, Édouard Manet, and Vincent van Gogh ; Caspar David Friedrich, Canaletto, and Edvard Munch ; Monet in Le Havre : origins of impressionism ; VJ Day Times Square Kiss, and Ansel Adams in Alaska -- Part II. Astronomy in history. Braveheart and the Battle of Stirling Bridge, the discovery of the Ring Nebula, and the 1913 Great Meteor Procession ; World War II and the Korean War -- Part III. Astronomy in literature. Literary skies before 1800 ; Literary skies after 1800 -- Part IV. The terrestrial sleuth. J.M.W. Turner and the Great Western Railway, and John Everett Millais and an ancient oak
Control code
on1006305821
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 334 pages
Isbn
9783319703190
Lccn
2017962323
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9783319703190
  • (OCoLC)1006305821
Label
Further adventures of the celestial sleuth : using astronomy to solve more mysteries in art, history, and literature, Donald W. Olson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Astronomy in art. Monet in London, J.M.W. Turner, and Ford Madox Brown ; Monet in Étretat, Édouard Manet, and Vincent van Gogh ; Caspar David Friedrich, Canaletto, and Edvard Munch ; Monet in Le Havre : origins of impressionism ; VJ Day Times Square Kiss, and Ansel Adams in Alaska -- Part II. Astronomy in history. Braveheart and the Battle of Stirling Bridge, the discovery of the Ring Nebula, and the 1913 Great Meteor Procession ; World War II and the Korean War -- Part III. Astronomy in literature. Literary skies before 1800 ; Literary skies after 1800 -- Part IV. The terrestrial sleuth. J.M.W. Turner and the Great Western Railway, and John Everett Millais and an ancient oak
Control code
on1006305821
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 334 pages
Isbn
9783319703190
Lccn
2017962323
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9783319703190
  • (OCoLC)1006305821

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