WorldCat Identities

Baron, David 1964-

Overview
Works: 6 works in 33 publications in 2 languages and 2,421 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: Q127.U6, 523.780973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Baron
American eclipse : a nation's epic race to catch the shadow of the moon and win the glory of the world by David Baron( Book )

8 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 1,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a scorching July afternoon in 1878, at the dawn of the Gilded Age, the moon's shadow descended on the American West, darkening skies from Montana Territory to Texas. This rare celestial event--a total solar eclipse--offered a priceless opportunity to solve some of the solar system's most enduring riddles, and it prompted a clutch of enterprising scientists to brave the wild frontier in a grueling race to the Rocky Mountains. Science journalist David Baron, long fascinated by eclipses, re-creates this epic tale of ambition, failure, and glory in a narrative that reveals as much about the historical trajectory of a striving young nation as it does about those scant three minutes when the blue sky blackened and stars appeared in mid-afternoon. American Eclipse animates the fierce jockeying that came to dominate late nineteenth-century American astronomy, revealing the challenges faced by three of the most determined eclipse chasers who participated in this adventure. James Craig Watson, virtually forgotten in the twenty-first century, was in his day a renowned asteroid hunter who fantasized about becoming a Gilded Age Galileo. Hauling a telescope, a star chart, and his long-suffering wife out west, Watson believed that he would discover Vulcan, a hypothesized "intra-Mercurial" planet hidden in the sun's brilliance. No less determined was Vassar astronomer Maria Mitchell, who--in an era when women's education came under fierce attack--fought to demonstrate that science and higher learning were not anathema to femininity. Despite obstacles erected by the male-dominated astronomical community, an indifferent government, and careless porters, Mitchell courageously charged west with a contingent of female students intent on observing the transcendent phenomenon for themselves. Finally, Thomas Edison--a young inventor and irrepressible showman--braved the wilderness to prove himself to the scientific community. Armed with his newest invention, the tasimeter, and pursued at each stop by throngs of reporters, Edison sought to leverage the eclipse to cement his place in history. What he learned on the frontier, in fact, would help him illuminate the world
The beast in the garden : a modern parable of man and nature by David Baron( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The time: the late 1980s. The place: Boulder, Colorado. When residents report cats as massive as African leopards in their yards and driveways, it becomes clear that mountain lions (cougars, pumas, panthers) are repopulating the land, rebounding after decades of persecution and bounty hunting." "To inhabitants of the environmentally aware city of Boulder, the lions' return is cause for celebration - initially. As the massive cats take up residence among houses and feast on pets, the animals' presence turns ominous, provoking political battles and culminating in the unthinkable - the death of a young athlete, hunted by a lion behind a nearby high school."
American eclipse : a nation's epic race to catch the shadow of the moon and win the glory of the world by David Baron( Recording )

10 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This epic story of a nineteenth century celestial drama will enthrall listeners, as the first coast to coast total solar eclipse in 99 years plunges America into darkness
Angriff auf leisen Sohlen by David Baron( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beast in the garden : the true story of a predator's deadly return to suburban America by David Baron( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A numerical study of partial melting in mantle plumes by David Baron( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The beast in the garden : a modern parable of man and nature The beast in the garden : the true story of a predator's deadly return to suburban America
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The beast in the garden : the true story of a predator's deadly return to suburban America
Alternative Names
Baron, David Hume 1964-

Hume Baron, David 1964-

Languages
English (31)

German (2)