A Responsibility to Awe: Poems (Oxford Poets)

4.6 avg rating
( 25 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781903039540: A Responsibility to Awe: Poems (Oxford Poets)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Rebecca Elson was an astronomer. Her work took her to the boundary of the visible and measurable. Facts are only as interesting as the possibilities they open up to the imagination, she wrote. Her research involved dark matter - hidden mass which can be inferred only from its influence on observable objects: As if, from fireflies, one could infer the field. Her poems, too, make inferences and speculate, setting out always from meticulous observation and not deterred by a knowledge of how little we can know of the universe.

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

About the Author:

Rebecca Elson completed her Ph.D. in astronomy at Cambridge, where she received an Isaac Newton Scholarship. She began publishing her poetry while working on her first Hubble space telescope data at Princeton and researching at the Harvard Center for Astrophysics. She died in Cambridge in 1999.

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

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 19.95
US$ 12.14

Convert currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Rebecca Elson
Published by Carcanet Press Ltd, United Kingdom (2002)
ISBN 10: 1903039541 ISBN 13: 9781903039540
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Carcanet Press Ltd, United Kingdom, 2002. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Rebecca Elson was an astronomer. Her work took her to the boundary of the visible and measurable. "Facts are only as interesting as the possibilities they open up to the imagination", she wrote. Her research involved "dark matter" - hidden mass which can be inferred only from its influence on observable objects: "As if, from fireflies, one could infer the field". Her poems, too, make inferences and speculate, setting out always from meticulous observation and not deterred by a knowledge of how little we can know of the universe. She agreed with Einstein's "A clear explanation that anyone can understand": she makes it possible for general readers to imagine how space curves, how each of us centres a universe of our own, and how much more there may be than our technologically enhanced perceptions allow us to experience. Extracts from notebooks record the ways in which she refined her understanding. "A Responsibility to Awe" collects her best poetry and extracts from her notebooks. An autobiographical essay provides background to this alert imagination, from her upbringing as a geologist's daughter in Canada to her scientific career around the world. Seller Inventory # AAR9781903039540

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.14
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Rebecca Elson
Published by Carcanet Press Ltd, United Kingdom (2002)
ISBN 10: 1903039541 ISBN 13: 9781903039540
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Carcanet Press Ltd, United Kingdom, 2002. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Rebecca Elson was an astronomer. Her work took her to the boundary of the visible and measurable. "Facts are only as interesting as the possibilities they open up to the imagination", she wrote. Her research involved "dark matter" - hidden mass which can be inferred only from its influence on observable objects: "As if, from fireflies, one could infer the field". Her poems, too, make inferences and speculate, setting out always from meticulous observation and not deterred by a knowledge of how little we can know of the universe. She agreed with Einstein's "A clear explanation that anyone can understand": she makes it possible for general readers to imagine how space curves, how each of us centres a universe of our own, and how much more there may be than our technologically enhanced perceptions allow us to experience. Extracts from notebooks record the ways in which she refined her understanding. "A Responsibility to Awe" collects her best poetry and extracts from her notebooks. An autobiographical essay provides background to this alert imagination, from her upbringing as a geologist's daughter in Canada to her scientific career around the world. Seller Inventory # AAR9781903039540

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.76
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Elson, Rebecca
ISBN 10: 1903039541 ISBN 13: 9781903039540
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2002. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9781903039540

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.28
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Elson, Rebecca
Published by Carcanet Press Ltd.
ISBN 10: 1903039541 ISBN 13: 9781903039540
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Carcanet Press Ltd. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1903039541 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Seller Inventory # NATARAJB1FI855448

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.08
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Rebecca Elson
Published by Carcanet Press Ltd
ISBN 10: 1903039541 ISBN 13: 9781903039540
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Carcanet Press Ltd. Paperback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9781903039540

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 8.50
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.76
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Elson, Rebecca
Published by Carcanet Press Ltd.
ISBN 10: 1903039541 ISBN 13: 9781903039540
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Best Bates
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Carcanet Press Ltd. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1903039541. Seller Inventory # Z1903039541ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.96
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Elson, Rebecca
Published by Carcanet Press Ltd.
ISBN 10: 1903039541 ISBN 13: 9781903039540
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Mega Buzz
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Carcanet Press Ltd. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1903039541. Seller Inventory # Z1903039541ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.96
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Elson, Rebecca
Published by Carcanet Press Ltd.
ISBN 10: 1903039541 ISBN 13: 9781903039540
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Qwestbooks COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Carcanet Press Ltd. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1903039541. Seller Inventory # Z1903039541ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.96
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Elson, Rebecca
Published by Carcanet Press Ltd.
ISBN 10: 1903039541 ISBN 13: 9781903039540
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Carcanet Press Ltd. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1903039541. Seller Inventory # Z1903039541ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.96
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Elson, Rebecca
Published by Carcanet Press Ltd.
ISBN 10: 1903039541 ISBN 13: 9781903039540
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Carcanet Press Ltd. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1903039541. Seller Inventory # Z1903039541ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.96
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book