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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.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2001043451
ISBN 0511019998 (electronic bk.)
0511536526 (electronic bk.)
9780511019999 (electronic bk.)
9780511536526 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Agnes Mary Clerke & the rise of astrophysics