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Author Brück, M. T. (Mary T.)

Title Agnes Mary Clerke and the rise of astrophysics / M.T. Brück
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002
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Description 1 online resource (x, 275 pages) : illustrations, 1 map
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Family background in County Cork; 2 Ireland and Italy; 3 London, the literary scene; 4 The History of Astronomy; 5 A circle of astronomers; 6 A visit to South Africa; 7 The System of the Stars; 8 Social life in scientific circles; 9 Homer, the Herschels and a revised History; 10 The opinion moulder; 11 Popularisation, cryogenics and evolution; 12 Problems in Astrophysics; 13 Women in astronomy in Britain in Agnes Clerke's time; 14 Revised System of the Stars
Summary Born in Ireland in the mid-nineteenth century, Agnes Mary Clerke achieved fame as the author of A History of Astronomy during the Nineteenth Century. This biography describes the life of the woman who became the leading commentator of her time on astronomy and astrophysics in the English-speaking world
Analysis Andre fag (naturvidenskab og teknik) Andre fag
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-270) and index
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Subject Clerke, Agnes M. (Agnes Mary), 1842-1907.
Astronomers -- Ireland -- Biography.
Astronomy -- History -- 19th century.
Genre/Form Biography.
History.
Biographies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2001043451
ISBN 0511019998 (electronic bk.)
0511044674
0511536526 (electronic bk.)
0521808448
9780511019999 (electronic bk.)
9780511044670
9780511536526 (electronic bk.)
9780521808446
Other Titles Agnes Mary Clerke & the rise of astrophysics