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The Resource Further Adventures of the Celestial Sleuth : Using Astronomy to Solve More Mysteries in Art, History, and Literature, by Donald W. Olson

Further Adventures of the Celestial Sleuth : Using Astronomy to Solve More Mysteries in Art, History, and Literature, by 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
Statement of responsibility
by Donald W. Olson
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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, battles in World War II and the Korean War; and literary authors such as Chaucer, Cervantes, Shakespeare, Byron, and Edgar Allan Poe
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UPM
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Olson, Donald W
Dewey number
520
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QB1-991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Springer Praxis Books
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  • Popular works
  • Fine arts
  • Literature, Modern
  • Literature, Modern
  • Astronomy
  • Astronomy
  • Physics
  • Astronomy
Label
Further Adventures of the Celestial Sleuth : Using Astronomy to Solve More Mysteries in Art, History, and Literature, by Donald W. Olson
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Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Foreword -- Acknowledgements -- Part I: Astronomy in Art -- Chapter 1: Monet in London, J.M.W. Turner, and Ford Madox Brown -- Chapter 2: Monet in Étretat, Édouard Manet, and Vincent van Gogh -- Chapter 3: Caspar David Friedrich, Canaletto, and Edvard Munch -- Chapter 4: Monet in Le Havre: Origins of Impressionism -- Chapter 5: VJ Day Times Square Kiss, and Ansel Adams in Alaska -- Part II: Astronomy in History -- Chapter 6: Braveheart and the Battle of Stirling Bridge, the Discovery of the Ring Nebula, and the 1913 Great Meteor Procession -- Chapter 7: World War II and the Korean War -- Part III: Astronomy in Literature -- Chapter 8: Literary Skies Before 1800 -- Chapter 9: Literary Skies After 1800 -- Part IV: The Terrestrial Sleuth -- Chapter 10: J.M.W. Turner and the Great Western Railway, and John Everett Millais and an Ancient Oak -- Index
Control code
SPR1027049670
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XIV, 334 pages 179 illustrations, 137 illustrations in color.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319703190
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-70320-6
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1027049670
  • (OCoLC)1027049670
Label
Further Adventures of the Celestial Sleuth : Using Astronomy to Solve More Mysteries in Art, History, and Literature, by Donald W. Olson
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Foreword -- Acknowledgements -- Part I: Astronomy in Art -- Chapter 1: Monet in London, J.M.W. Turner, and Ford Madox Brown -- Chapter 2: Monet in Étretat, Édouard Manet, and Vincent van Gogh -- Chapter 3: Caspar David Friedrich, Canaletto, and Edvard Munch -- Chapter 4: Monet in Le Havre: Origins of Impressionism -- Chapter 5: VJ Day Times Square Kiss, and Ansel Adams in Alaska -- Part II: Astronomy in History -- Chapter 6: Braveheart and the Battle of Stirling Bridge, the Discovery of the Ring Nebula, and the 1913 Great Meteor Procession -- Chapter 7: World War II and the Korean War -- Part III: Astronomy in Literature -- Chapter 8: Literary Skies Before 1800 -- Chapter 9: Literary Skies After 1800 -- Part IV: The Terrestrial Sleuth -- Chapter 10: J.M.W. Turner and the Great Western Railway, and John Everett Millais and an Ancient Oak -- Index
Control code
SPR1027049670
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XIV, 334 pages 179 illustrations, 137 illustrations in color.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319703190
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-70320-6
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1027049670
  • (OCoLC)1027049670

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