Today’s featured entry from the Vatican Observatory Faith and Science pages:
“Maria Mitchell: The Soul of an Astronomer” (CLICK HERE for it)
This book about America’s first professional woman astronomer is written for younger readers, but readers of all ages are likely to enjoy it. Written by Beatrice Gormley and published in 1995 by Eerdmans, Soul of an Astronomer descibes Mitchell’s life and scientific work, as would be expected from a biography, but it also gives much attention to her religious ideas. Mitchell was very concerned with religious matters—“Every formula which expresses a law of nature,” she once wrote, “is a hymn of praise to God”. (CLICK HERE to continue).
This book is among the Faith and Science entries for younger readers. CLICK HERE for more.
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