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#1 BobinKy

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:58 PM

Does anybody know anything about Florence Armstrong Grondal? Macmillan published The Romance of Astronomy (1937).

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:01 AM

I found the following on Florence Armstrong Grondal.

. . . Bror Leonard Grondal, professor of forestry at the University of Washington from 1913-1959, married Florence Armstrong in 1912. They had two children, Eloise and Bror Philip. She was an astronomer and photographer, and wrote a popular astronomy book, The Music of the Spheres: A Nature Lover's Astronomy, which was illustrated with her own photographs. The manuscript and proofs of this book are in the Florence Armstrong Grondal collection in the repository (accession number 044-1). In 1932, Mrs. Grondal attempted to catalog all the books that had been written by authors in the Pacific Northwest. She died in 1977. [Source: The Social Networks and Archival Context Project, University of Virginia, Bror Leonard Grondal, Biographical History.].

Review of her book The Music of the Spheres appeared in Popular Science Monthly, October 1926, p. 42.

Quote from Florence Armstrong Grondal's book appears in Gaither's Dictionary of Scientific Quotations, Carl C. Gaither & Alma E. Cavazos-Gaither, Springer, 2012, p. 192.

Three quotes from her book appear in Astronomically Speaking: A Dictionary of Quotations on Astronomy and Physics, Carl C. Gaither & Alma E. Cavazos-Gaither, CRC Press, 2003, p. 11, 145, 343.

Florence Armstrong Grondal and her book are listed on the webpage Astronomy Books Authored by Women.

Various editions (1926, 1937, 1942) of Grondal's book, under the titles The Romance Of Astronomy, aka The Romance Of The Spheres appears in the inventory of various used book online vendors. Here are a list of her publications at Amazon.com.






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