Percival Lowell: The Culture and Science of a Boston Brahmin David Strauss

ISBN: 9780674002913

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Percival Lowell: The Culture and Science of a Boston Brahmin  by  David Strauss

Percival Lowell: The Culture and Science of a Boston Brahmin by David Strauss
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This engaging and wide-ranging biography casts new light on the life and careers of Percival Lowell. Scion of a wealthy Boston family, elder brother of Harvard President Lawrence and poet Amy, Percival Lowell is best remembered as the astronomer whoMoreThis engaging and wide-ranging biography casts new light on the life and careers of Percival Lowell. Scion of a wealthy Boston family, elder brother of Harvard President Lawrence and poet Amy, Percival Lowell is best remembered as the astronomer who claimed that intelligent beings had built a network of canals on Mars.

But the Lowell who emerges in David Strausss finely textured portrait was a polymath: not just a self-taught astronomer, but a shrewd investor, skilled photographer, inspired public speaker and adventure-travel writer whose popular books contributed to an awakening American interest in Japan.



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