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Title Biographical encyclopedia of astronomers / editor-in-chief, Thomas Hockey ; Virginia Trimble ... [and 6 more] editors
Edition Second edition
Published New York : Springer, [2014]


Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Series Springer reference
Springer reference.
Contents Intro; Foreword; Preface; Scope; Inclusion Parameters; Project Staffing; Acknowledgments; About the Editor; Contributors; Introduction; Biography and History; Origins of Modern Biography; Modern Collective Biography; Since the Enlightenment; Conclusion; Appendix; Reference and Research Sources; Selected Reference Sources; Selected Research Sources; Geographical Place Names in Biography Headers; A Timeline of Astronomers and Cosmologists; A; Abbas Wasim Efendi; Selected References; Abbe, Cleveland; Selected References; Abbo of Fleury; Alternate Names; Selected Reference; Abbot, Charles Greeley
Selected ReferencesAbbott, Francis; Selected References; Abd al-Wajid: Badr al-Din Abd al-Wajid [Waid] ibn Muammad ibn Muammad al-anafi; Selected References; Abetti, Antonio; Selected References; Abetti, Giorgio; Selected References; Abhari: Athir al-Din al-Mufaal ibnUmar ibn al-Mufaal al-Samarqandi al-Abhari; Selected References; ab Hayck, Tade; Abi al-Fat al-ufi; Abi al-Shukr; Abney, William de Wiveleslie; Selected References; Abu al-alt: Umayya ibn Aziz ibn Abi al-alt al-Dani al-Andalusi; Alternate Name; Selected References; Abu al-Uqul Muammad ibn Amad al-abari; Selected References
AbubacerAbu MaUmar al-Balkhi; Alternate Name; Selected References; a Çamora; Achilles Tatius; Alternate Name; Selected Reference; Acyuta Piarai; Selected References; Adami: Abu Ali al-usayn ibn Muammad al-Adami; Selected References; Adams, John Couch; Selected References; Adams, Walter Sydney; Selected References; Adel, Arthur; Selected References; Adelard of Bath; Selected References; Adhémar, Joseph-Alphonse; Selected References; Adrastes of Aphrodisias; Alternate Name; Selected Reference; Adrastus of Aphrodisias; Aegidius Colonna [Columna]; Aegidius Romanus; Aeschylus; Selected References
Aganice of ThessalyAlternate Name; Selected References; Agecio, Tade; Aglaonike; Amad Mukhtar: Ghazi Amad Mukhtar Pasha; Selected References; Ainslie, Maurice Anderson; Selected References; Airy, George Biddell; Selected References; Aitken, Robert Grant; Selected References; al-Banna;́ Albategnius [Albatenius]; Albert, the Great; Alternate Name; Selected Reference; Albertus Blar de Brudzewo; Albertus Magnus; Albrecht, Sebastian; Selected References; Albumasar; Albuzale; Alcabitius; Alchvine; Alcuin; Alternate Names; Acknowledgments; Selected References; Alden, Harold Lee; Selected Reference
Aldrich, Loyal BlaineSelected References; Alexander, Arthur Francis OD́onel; Selected References; Alexander, Stephen; Selected References; Alfarabius; Alfonsi, Petrus; Selected References; Alfonso el Sabio; Alfonso the Learned; Alfonso the Wise; Alfonso X; Alternate Names; Selected References; Alfvén, Hannes Olof Gösta; Selected References; al-Haím; al-Haytham; Alhazen; Ali al-Qusanini al-Rumi al-anafi al-Muwaqqit; Selected References; Alighieri, Dante; Isa al-Asurlabi; Selected References; Ali ibn Khalaf: Abu al-asan ibn Amar al-aydalani; Alternate Name; Selected References
Summary Annotation The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers is a unique and valuable resource for historians and astronomers alike. It includes approx. 1850 biographical sketches on astronomers from antiquity to modern times. It is the collective work of 430 authors edited by an editorial board of 8 historians and astronomers. This reference provides biographical information on astronomers and cosmologists by utilizing contemporary historical scholarship. The fully corrected and updated second edition adds approximately 300 biographical sketches. Based on ongoing research and feedback from the community, the new entries will fill gaps and provide expansions. In addition, greater emphasis on Russo phone astronomers and radio astronomers is given. Individual entries vary from 100 to 1500 words, including the likes of the super luminaries such as Newton and Einstein, as well as lesser-known astronomers like Galileo's acolyte, Mario Guiducci
Analysis fysica
cultureel erfgoed
cultural heritage
Physics (General)
Fysica (algemeen)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Astronomers -- Biography
Astronomers -- Encyclopedias
Astronomes -- Biographies.
Astronomes -- Dictionnaires.
Genre/Form encyclopedias.
Form Electronic book
Author Hockey, Thomas A., editor
Trimble, Virginia, editor
ISBN 9781441999177