By David H. Levy
In this up to date moment variation popular novice comet-searcher David H. Levy expands on his paintings approximately the intricate dating among the evening sky and the works of English Literature. This revised and multiplied textual content comprises new sections on Alfred Lord Tennyson and Gerald Manley Hopkins (both beginner astronomers), extending the period of time analyzed within the first variation from early smooth literature to encompass the Victorian age. even if the sky enters into a lot of literature throughout the a while, British authors supply a particularly fertile connection to the heavens, and Levy links the works of seminal authors from Shakespeare directly to particular celestial occasions and scientific advances.
From the impression of comets and supernovae to eclipses, Levy’s final target during this ebook is to motivate his readers to do an identical factor as their ancestors did goodbye ago—look up and relish the celebrities. His insights during this revised publication unfold farther and wider than ever prior to during this discovered and mesmerizing journey of the skies.
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The Starlight Night: The Sky in the Writings of Shakespeare, Tennyson, and Hopkins (Astrophysics and Space Science Library) by David H. Levy