Annie Jump Cannon, Astronomer

Annie Jump Cannon, Astronomer


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Annie Jump Cannon, Astronomer by Carole Gerber, Christina Wald

This biography illustrates the accomplishments of a woman who developed a system of classifying stars and who-to this day-holds the record for identifying more stars than anyone else in the world. In 1925, Annie Jump Cannon became the first woman to be honored by Oxford University with a doctor of science degree. In addition to noting the achievements of the astronomer and her contributions to science, the book details Cannon's work and system of ranking stars by heat.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781589809116
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/26/2011
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 351,336
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 780L (what's this?)
Age Range: 5 - 10 Years

About the Author

Poet and author Carole Gerber has written fifteen picture books and more than one hundred elementary science and reading texts. She holds a BS in English education and an MA in journalism from Ohio State University. When she is not writing, Gerber enjoys gardening, traveling, and practicing yoga. She lives in Powell, Ohio.

Christina Wald specializes in illustration and toy, giftware, and product design. Some of her clients include Scholastic and Hasbro, Inc. Wald graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning with a BS in industrial design. She is the illustrator of Pelican's Annie Jump Cannon, Astronomer and Why the Possum Has a Large Grin. Wald lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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