Drama Max Byrd Shooting the Sun

ISBN 13: 9780553583694

Shooting the Sun

3.56 avg rating
( 63 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780553583694: Shooting the Sun

Charles Babbage was an English genius of legendary eccentricity. He invented the cowcatcher, the ophthalmoscope, and the “penny post.” He was an expert lock picker, he wrote a ballet, he pursued a vendetta against London organ-grinders that made him the laughingstock of Europe. And all his life he was in desperate need of enormous sums of money to build his fabled reasoning machine, the Difference Engine, the first digital computer in history.

To publicize his Engine, Babbage sponsors a private astronomical expedition—a party of four men and one remarkable woman—who will set out from Washington City and travel by wagon train two thousand miles west, beyond the last known outposts of civilization. Their ostensible purpose is to observe a total eclipse of the sun predicted by
Babbage’s computer, and to photograph it with the newly invented camera of Louis Daguerre.

The actual purpose, however...

Suffice it to say that in Shooting the Sun nothing is what it seems, eclipses have minds of their own, and even the best computer cannot predict treachery, greed, and the fickle passions of the human heart.
From the Hardcover edition.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

"An engaging travelogue along the old Santa Fe Trail, served up with plenty of authentic frontier detail."--Publishers Weekly

About the Author:

Max Byrd is the author of the bestselling historical novels Jefferson, Jackson, and Grant. He makes his home in Davis, California.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Byrd, Max
ISBN 10: 0553583697 ISBN 13: 9780553583694
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2004. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VR-9780553583694

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 6.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

BYRD, MAX
Published by Penguin Random House
ISBN 10: 0553583697 ISBN 13: 9780553583694
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Random House. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0553583697

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 6.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Max Byrd
Published by Bantam, United States (2004)
ISBN 10: 0553583697 ISBN 13: 9780553583694
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bantam, United States, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. Charles Babbage was an English genius of legendary eccentricity. He invented the cowcatcher, the ophthalmoscope, and the penny post. He was an expert lock picker, he wrote a ballet, he pursued a vendetta against London organ-grinders that made him the laughingstock of Europe. And all his life he was in desperate need of enormous sums of money to build his fabled reasoning machine, the Difference Engine, the first digital computer in history. To publicize his Engine, Babbage sponsors a private astronomical expedition--a party of four men and one remarkable woman--who will set out from Washington City and travel by wagon train two thousand miles west, beyond the last known outposts of civilization. Their ostensible purpose is to observe a total eclipse of the sun predicted by Babbage s computer, and to photograph it with the newly invented camera of Louis Daguerre. The actual purpose, however. Suffice it to say that in Shooting the Sun nothing is what it seems, eclipses have minds of their own, and even the best computer cannot predict treachery, greed, and the fickle passions of the human heart. From the Hardcover edition. Bookseller Inventory # BZV9780553583694

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Byrd, Max
Published by Bantam
ISBN 10: 0553583697 ISBN 13: 9780553583694
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bantam. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0553583697 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # SWATI2132235057

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Max Byrd
Published by Bantam, United States (2004)
ISBN 10: 0553583697 ISBN 13: 9780553583694
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bantam, United States, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Charles Babbage was an English genius of legendary eccentricity. He invented the cowcatcher, the ophthalmoscope, and the penny post. He was an expert lock picker, he wrote a ballet, he pursued a vendetta against London organ-grinders that made him the laughingstock of Europe. And all his life he was in desperate need of enormous sums of money to build his fabled reasoning machine, the Difference Engine, the first digital computer in history. To publicize his Engine, Babbage sponsors a private astronomical expedition--a party of four men and one remarkable woman--who will set out from Washington City and travel by wagon train two thousand miles west, beyond the last known outposts of civilization. Their ostensible purpose is to observe a total eclipse of the sun predicted by Babbage s computer, and to photograph it with the newly invented camera of Louis Daguerre. The actual purpose, however. Suffice it to say that in Shooting the Sun nothing is what it seems, eclipses have minds of their own, and even the best computer cannot predict treachery, greed, and the fickle passions of the human heart. From the Hardcover edition. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9780553583694

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.36
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Max Byrd
Published by Bantam (2004)
ISBN 10: 0553583697 ISBN 13: 9780553583694
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bantam, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0553583697

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Byrd, Max
Published by Bantam 2004-10-26 (2004)
ISBN 10: 0553583697 ISBN 13: 9780553583694
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
M and N Media
(Acworth, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bantam 2004-10-26, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 0553583697 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # TM-0553583697

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.51
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Max Byrd
Published by Bantam (2004)
ISBN 10: 0553583697 ISBN 13: 9780553583694
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bantam, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0553583697

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 27.91
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Byrd, Max
Published by Bantam (2004)
ISBN 10: 0553583697 ISBN 13: 9780553583694
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bantam, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110553583697

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 32.17
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Max Byrd
Published by Bantam Dell Pub Group (2004)
ISBN 10: 0553583697 ISBN 13: 9780553583694
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bantam Dell Pub Group, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. reprint edition. 544 pages. 8.25x5.50x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0553583697

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 29.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.93
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book