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The biographical encyclopedia of astronomers

Author: Thomas A Hockey; Virginia Trimble; Katherine Bracher
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2007.
Series: Springer reference.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers is a unique and valuable resource for historians and astronomers alike. The two volumes include approximately 1550 biographical sketches on astronomers from antiquity to modern times. It is the collective work of about 400 authors edited by an editorial board of 9 historians and astronomers, and provides additional details on the nature of an entry and some summary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Encyclopedias
Biographies
Encyclopédies
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas A Hockey; Virginia Trimble; Katherine Bracher
ISBN: 9780387310220 0387310223 9780387351339 0387351337
OCLC Number: 65764986
Description: 2 volumes (xlv, 1341 pages) : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: V. 1. A-L --
v. 2. M-Z.
Series Title: Springer reference.
Other Titles: Encyclopedia of astronomers
Responsibility: editor-in-chief, Thomas Hockey ; senior editors, Virginia Trimble, Thomas R. Williams ; editors, Katherine Bracher [and others] ; associate editor, JoAnn Palmeri ; assistant editor, Marvin Bolt.
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The collective work of about 400 authors edited by an editorial board of 9 historians and astronomers, this is a unique and valuable resource. The two volumes include approximately 1550 biographical  Read more...

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