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Review: The Glass Universe

Hi friends, happy Monday! I hope you’re all doing well. Today I’m going to be posting my review of Dava Sobel’s book The Glass Universe.

The Glass Universe

The Glass Universe by: Dava Sobel: This book follows the early contribution women at Harvard had in astronomy. From the late nineteenth to the early twentieth century, this book follows how Harvard College Observatory began hiring women to measure stars and how their involvement grew over the years. This book sounded really interesting but ended up falling flat. This reader wasn’t the target audience for this book as they didn’t find the subject of this very interesting. What kept the reader invested in reading until the end was the writing; it was well written and well researched. The reader liked the way everything was put together and it was a nice slow pace that at times made the book drag a bit, but for the most part let the reader leisurely follow along. Reading about woman taking charge of something was exciting and was also a reason the reader kept reading; the story about measuring stars wasn’t this reader’s cup of tea, but there were moments were it was sort of interesting, unfortunately the reader would get lost in some of the jargon. All in all, this would be a great read for readers fascinated or with a passion for stars or women’s history, otherwise this can be a slow read.    

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