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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:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is an account of the extraordinary career of the mid-nineteenth-century astronomer Agnes Mary Clerke.

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Agnes M Clerke; Agnes M Clerke; Agnes Mary Clerke; Agnes M Clerke
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: M T Brück
ISBN: 0521808448 9780521808446
OCLC Number: 47805069
Description: x, 275 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 23 cm
Contents: Family background in County Cork --
Ireland and Italy --
London, the literary scene --
The History of astronomy --
A circle of astronomers --
A visit to South Africa --
The System of the stars --
Social life in scientific circles --
Homer, the Herschels and a revised History --
The opinion moulder --
Popularisation, cryogenics and evolution --
Problems in astrophysics --
Women in astronomy in Britain in Agnes Clerke's time --
Revised System of the stars --
Cosmogonies, cosmology and nature's spiritual clues --
Last days and retrospect.
Other Titles: Agnes Mary Clerke & the rise of astrophysics
Responsibility: M.T. Brück.
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'Mary Bruck's biography is a detailed and insightful look at a fascinating life ... Bruck has produced a brilliant biography. But its also a revealing investigation of the role of women in astronomy Read more...

 
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