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The Hound of the Baskervilles written by Arthur Conan Doyle performed by Derek Jacobi on CD (Unabridged)

The Hound of the Baskervilles written by Arthur Conan Doyle performed by Derek Jacobi on CD (Unabridged)£24.99  -  £39.99

When a country doctor comes to Sherlock Holmes with a far-fetched tale of a sudden death, a devil dog and an ancient curse, Holmes is sceptical. Could the demise of Sir Charles Baskerville really have been caused by the gigantic ghostly hound which is said to have haunted his family for generations?

Dante and the Early Astronomer - Science, Adventure and a Victorian Woman Who Opened the Heavens written by Tracy Daugherty performed by David Stifel on CD (Unabridged)

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Dante and the Early Astronomer - Science, Adventure and a Victorian Woman Who Opened the Heavens written by Tracy Daugherty performed by David Stifel on CD (Unabridged)
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ISBN:  9781982672348
Genre - Main:  Non-Fiction
Genre - Specific:  Biography
Duration:  360 mins
Length:  Unabridged
Author:  Tracy Daugherty
Narrator 1:  David Stifel
Rarity:  Rare

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Explore the evolution of astronomy from Dante to Einstein, as seen through the eyes of trailblazing Victorian astronomer Mary Acworth Evershed. In 1910, Mary Acworth Evershed (1867-1949) sat on a hill in southern India staring at the moon as she grappled with apparent mistakes in Dante's Divine Comedy.

Was Dante's astronomy unintelligible? Or was he, for a man of his time and place, as insightful as one could be about the sky? As the twentieth century began, women who wished to become professional astronomers faced difficult cultural barriers, but Evershed joined the British Astronomical Association and, from an Indian observatory, became an experienced observer of sunspots, solar eclipses, and variable stars.

From the perspective of one remarkable amateur astronomer, listeners will see how ideas developed during Galileo's time evolved or were discarded in Newtonian conceptions of the cosmos and recast in Einstein's theories.

The result is a book about the history of science but also a poetic meditation on literature, science, and the evolution of ideas.

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