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Science  03 Sep 2010:
Vol. 329, Issue 5996, pp. 1150
DOI: 10.1126/science.1192849

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The Heavens on Earth Observatories and Astronomy in Nineteenth-Century Science and Culture David Aubin, Charlotte Bigg, and H. Otto Sibum, Eds. Duke University Press, Durham, NC, 2010. 398 pp. $94.95, £74. ISBN 9780822346289. Paper, $25.95, £17.99. ISBN 9780822346401. Science and Cultural Theory.


Through discussions of particular observatories around the globe, the contributors explore the practices, technologies, and contexts of 19th-century astronomy.