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Newcomb, Simon

Works: 4 works in 8 publications in 2 languages and 13 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HD8072, 925.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Simon Newcomb
Astronomie für jedermann Eine allgemeinverst. Darst. d. Erscheinungen d. Himmels by Simon Newcomb( Book )

5 editions published between 1910 and 1929 in 3 languages and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A plain man's talk on the labor question by Simon Newcomb( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The reminiscences of an astronomer by Simon Newcomb( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simon Newcomb (1835-1903) was an astronomer and mathematician remembered for his work in recalculating the major astronomical constants to a new international standard. He was a founding member of the American Astronomical Society and became its first president in 1899. Although Newcomb's mathematical work is well known, this autobiography, first published in 1903, focuses on his achievements and work as an astronomer. In it he provides an account of his scientific research with comments on his approach, which together with his descriptions of scientific discoveries and collaborations occurring in Washington DC show the variety of scientific research being conducted in the United States in the late nineteenth century. His detailed descriptions of how telescopes were used, together with accounts of his experience of working conditions in various observatories, provide valuable insights into astronomical research methods in the late nineteenth century
Side-lights on astronomy and kindred fields of popular science by Simon Newcomb( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.89 (from 0.44 for A plain ma ... to 0.94 for Astronomie ...)

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