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George Johnson, an award-winning science journalist, is the author of several books, most recently The Cancer Chronicles and Strange Beauty. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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"Illuminating."
*Richard Panek - New York Times*

"The well-known science writer George Johnson fashions a fascinating picture of Miss Leavitt’s life…His grace in bringing her to life is matched by his lucidity in explaining difficult scientific concepts."
*Scientific American*

"An elegant and absorbing account of a signal event in humanity’s discovery of the deeper cosmos."
*Timothy Ferris, author of The Science of Liberty*

"Johnson paints a luminous portrait of Leavitt and shows how her patient work sparked an explosion of astronomical creativity."
*Laurence Marschall - Discover Magazine*

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