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Agnes Mary Clerke and the rise of astrophysics

Author: M T Brück
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Brück, M.T. (Mary T.).
Agnes Mary Clerke and the rise of astrophysics.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002
(DLC) 2001043451
Named Person: Agnes M Clerke; Agnes M Clerke; Agnes M Clerke; Agnes Mary Clerke; Agnes M Clerke
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: M T Brück
ISBN: 9780521808446 0521808448 0511044674 9780511044670 0511019998 9780511019999
OCLC Number: 559092902
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.
Other Titles: Agnes Mary Clerke & the rise of astrophysics
Responsibility: M.T. Brück.

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