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1. The Lowells and Their Seven Worlds.
 
2. Annals of the Lowell Observatory.
 
3. Lowell Observatory photographs
 
4. New observations of the planet
 
5. Annals of the Lowell Observatory.
 
6. Mars and its canals by Percival
 
7. The soul of the Far East. by Percival
 
8. The solar system; six lectures
 
9. Occult Japan. or. The way of the
 
10. Mars as the abode of life
$64.97
11. Percival Lowell: The Culture and
 
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1. The Lowells and Their Seven Worlds. With Illustrations.
by Percival (1855-1916)] GREENSLET, Ferris. [LOWELL
 Hardcover: Pages (1946-01-01)

Asin: B0032DADGS
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2. Annals of the Lowell Observatory. Volume I. Observations of the Planet Mars During the Opposition of 1894-5 Made at Flagstaff, Arizona. WITH: LOWELL. Annals of the Lowell Observatory. Volume II. Observations of the Planet Jupiter and its Satellites 1894 and 1895. II. Observations of Mars 1896 and 1897 Made at Flagstaff, Arizona, and Tacubaya, Mexico. WITH: LOWELL. Annals of the Lowell Observatory. Volume III. Observations of the Planet Mars During the Oppositions of 1894, 1896, 1898, 1901 and 1903 Made at Flagstaff, Arizona.
by Percival (1855-1916). LOWELL
 Paperback: Pages (1905)

Asin: B000OR9R8A
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3. Lowell Observatory photographs of the planets.
by Percival (1855-1916). LOWELL
 Paperback: Pages (1910-01-01)

Asin: B000OR9K78
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4. New observations of the planet Mercury.
by Percival (1855-1916). LOWELL
 Paperback: Pages (1902-01-01)

Asin: B000OR9BFO
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5. Annals of the Lowell Observatory. Volume III. Observations of the Planet Mars During the Oppositions of 1894, 1896, 1898, 1901 and 1903 Made at Flagstaff, Arizona.
by Percival (1855-1916) LOWELL
 Hardcover: 353 Pages (1905)

Asin: B0026HH7NI
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1905 (no publisher). VOLUME 3 ONLY!!! 10.5x12" light green* paperboard hardcover with black lettering. 293 pp + 60 pp supplement. B/W illustrations (plates). ... Read more


6. Mars and its canals by Percival Lowell
by Lowell. Percival. 1855-1916.
 Paperback: Pages (1906-01-01)

Asin: B002WTOZL2
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7. The soul of the Far East. by Percival Lowell.
by Lowell. Percival. 1855-1916.
 Paperback: Pages (1911-01-01)

Asin: B002WV1E82
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8. The solar system; six lectures delivered at the Massachusetts institute of technology in December, 1902
by Percival, 1855-1916 Lowell
 Paperback: Pages (2009-10-26)

Asin: B003O5PQEI
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9. Occult Japan. or. The way of the gods an esoteric study of Japan
by Lowell. Percival. 1855-1916.
 Paperback: Pages (1894-01-01)

Asin: B002WUV6E0
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10. Mars as the abode of life
by Percival, 1855-1916 Lowell
 Paperback: Pages (2009-10-26)

Asin: B003O6QA8S
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11. Percival Lowell: The Culture and Science of a Boston Brahmin
by David Strauss
Hardcover: 352 Pages (2001-02)
list price: US$65.00 -- used & new: US$64.97
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Asin: 0674002911
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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This engaging and wide-ranging biography casts new lighton the life and careers of Percival Lowell. Scion of a wealthy Bostonfamily, elder brother of Harvard President Lawrence and poet Amy,Percival Lowell is best remembered as the astronomer who claimed thatintelligent beings had built a network of canals on Mars. But theLowell who emerges in David Strauss's finely textured portrait was apolymath: not just a self-taught astronomer, but a shrewd investor,skilled photographer, inspired public speaker, and adventure-travelwriter whose popular books contributed to an awakening Americaninterest in Japan. Strauss shows that Lowell consistently followed thesame intellectual agenda. One of the principal American disciples ofHerbert Spencer, Lowell, in his investigations of Japanese culture,set out to confirm Spencer's notion that Westerners were the highestexpression of the evolutionary process. In his brilliant defense ofthe canals on Mars, Lowell drew on Spencer's claim that planets woulddevelop life-supporting atmospheres over time. Strauss's charming,somewhat bittersweet tale is the story of a rebellious Boston Brahminwhose outsider mentality, deep commitment to personal freedom, andcompetence in two cultures all contributed to the very specialcharacter of his careers, first as a cultural analyst and then morememorably as an astronomer. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (3)

5-0 out of 5 stars Lowell in Context
The first fully satisfying biography of a man who helped to change astronomy, sustained its popularity and mystery, and tested the wills of mainstream astronomers.

4-0 out of 5 stars Thorough and Revealing
Strauss is not content with telling us the story of Lowell's fascinating life--he portrays each milieu in which Lowell worked and lived with a complexity that gives us the tools to understand Lowell in context.For example, he gives us piquant details about life in the upper reaches of Boston Brahmin culture.One of the more interesting stories is Lowell's move from prominence in academia to the position of crank and critic of the increasing professionalization of astronomy.

This is the portrait of a restless mind, worth delving into.

5-0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly easy read!!
Strauss' historical look at Lowell is extremely engaging and I found this book hard to put down.Some great historical context about Boston and Japan really give you the feeling of what is was like to be there back in the 1800's.I recommend this to all. ... Read more


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