The 7 Best Books of December

The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars, Dava Sobel (Viking)
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The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars, Dava Sobel (Viking)

A century before Katherine Johnson and her colleagues performed the mathematics that made space flight possible, a group of women at Harvard worked as “human computers” for the school’s observatory. Science writer Sobel tells the story of these early pioneers whose work was instrumental in understanding the universe.

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