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INTRODUCTION

PART I:   RIPPING YARNS
1. “The Emperor’s New Astronomy,” Ferdinand Verbiest
     (17th century)
2. “Farm Lad, Spy, Aristocrat, Rascal,” Benjamin Thompson, Lord Rumford
     (late-18th – early-19th centuries)
3. “Pursuing Venus,” Jean Chappe d’Auteroche
     (late 18th century)

PART II:    IN THE SHADOWS
4. “Lost in Her Own Legend,” Mary the Jewess
     (1st – 3rd centuries AD)
5. “Wondrous Transformations,” Maria Sibylla Merian
     (17th century)
6. “The Other Darwin,” Alfred Russel Wallace
     (19th – early 20th centuries)
7. “Escape to Obscurity,” Lise Meitner
     (20th century)

PART III:    FORGOTTEN FIRSTS
8. “Near-Fatal Fiction,” Johannes Kepler
     (16th – early 17th centuries)
9. “Astronomy on Ice,” Milutin Milankovic
     (early 20th century)
10. “The Illusive Quality of Stillness,” Barry Sterman
     (1965 – present)

NOTES, BIBLIOGRAPHY, INDEX