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Byrd, Max

Editore: Bantam Books, New York, NY, U.S.A., 2003
ISBN 10: 0553802089 / ISBN 13: 9780553802085
Usato / Hard Cover / Quantità: 1
Da Kathleen Simpson (Simi Valley, CA, U.S.A.)
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Casa editrice: Bantam Books, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Data di pubblicazione: 2003

Legatura: Hard Cover

Condizione libro: Very Fine

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autografato: Signed by Author

Edizione: First Edition


A 306 page historical adventure to the American southwest. SIGNED and dated by the author on the title page. First edition, first printing. New and unread. Dust jacket is enclosed in a clear mylar cover. Book will be carefully packed and shipped in a box. Codice inventario libreria 14135

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Riassunto: Charles Babbage was an English genius of legendary eccentricity. He invented the cowcatcher, the ophthalmoscope, and the ?penny post.? He was an expert lock picker, he wrote a ballet, he pursued a vendetta against London organ-grinders that made him the laughingstock of Europe. And all his life he was in desperate need of enormous sums of money to build his fabled reasoning machine, the Difference Engine, the first digital computer in history.

To publicize his Engine, Babbage sponsors a private astronomical expedition?a party of four men and one remarkable woman?who will set out from Washington City and travel by wagon train two thousand miles west, beyond the last known outposts of civilization. Their ostensible purpose is to observe a total eclipse of the sun predicted by
Babbage?s computer, and to photograph it with the newly invented camera of Louis Daguerre.

The actual purpose, however?

Suffice it to say that in Shooting the Sun nothing is what it seems, eclipses have minds of their own, and even the best computer cannot predict treachery, greed, and the fickle passions of the human heart.

Dal retro di copertina: "An engaging travelogue along the old Santa Fe Trail, served up with plenty of authentic frontier detail."-- Publishers Weekly

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Indirizzo: Simi Valley, CA, U.S.A.

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