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History of the IAU : the birth and first half-century of the International Astronomical Union

Author: Adriaan Blaauw
Publisher: Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©1994.
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This text describes the birth and early development of the International Astronomical Union. Attention is paid to the Union's bridging political controversies and maintaining the ties between  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Blaauw, Adriaan.
History of the IAU.
Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©1994
(OCoLC)610142799
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adriaan Blaauw
ISBN: 0792329791 9780792329794 0792329805 9780792329800
OCLC Number: 30663803
Description: xix, 296 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface. 1. Birth and Consolidation; 1919--1922. 2. Earlier 20th Century Developments; World War I. 3. The IRC and the 'Neutral' States; Suspicion and Resentment. 4. 1922--1928: First General Assemblies; IAU becomes Fully International. 5. The Years 1928--1938. 6. The IAU and Political Persecutions in the 1930's. 7. 1938--1948; World War II: Interruption and Recovery. 8. 1948--1958; Flourishing Science and Disturbing Politics. 9. The China Conflict. 10. 1958--1964; Reforms, Berkeley 1961, and Hamburg 1964. 11. 1964--1969; Reforms Continued, the Astronomer's Handbook Prague 1967, and the 50th Anniversary. 12. Financing in the Union; a Review over 75 Years. References. The IAU Historical Archives. Subject Index. Name Index.
Responsibility: Adriaan Blaauw.
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