M. T. Brück's Agnes Mary Clerke and the Rise of Astrophysics PDF

By M. T. Brück

ISBN-10: 0521055792

ISBN-13: 9780521055796

ISBN-10: 0521808448

ISBN-13: 9780521808446

Born in eire within the mid-nineteenth century, Agnes Mary Clerke completed reputation because the writer of A heritage of Astronomy throughout the 19th Century. via her quarter-century occupation, she turned the major commentator on astronomy and astrophysics within the English-speaking international. The biography of Agnes Clerke describes the lifestyles and paintings of this remarkable girl. It additionally chronicles the improvement of astronomy within the final many years of pre-Einstein technological know-how, and introduces a few of the nice figures in astronomy of that age together with Huggins, Lockyer, Holden and Pickering; their achievements and their rivalries. the tale follows her friendship with William and Margaret Huggins, and her prolific correspondence with eminent astronomers of the time. This biography will fascinate scientists, and somebody who admires highbrow fulfillment caused via love of studying and sheer tough work.

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