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The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

Author: Thomas HockeyVirginia TrimbleThomas R WilliamsKatherine BracherRichard A JarrellAll authors
Publisher: New York, NY : Springer New York, 2007.
Series: Gale virtual reference library.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
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: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Hockey; Virginia Trimble; Thomas R Williams; Katherine Bracher; Richard A Jarrell; Jordan D Marché; F Jamil Ragep; JoAnn Palmeri; Marvin Bolt
ISBN: 9780387304007 0387304002 9780387310220 0387310223
OCLC Number: 887209508
Description: 1 online resource (XCIV, 1341 pages 325 illustrations eReference.) : online resource
Contents: Vol. 1. A-L --
vol. 2. M-Z.
Series Title: Gale virtual reference library.
Responsibility: edited by Thomas Hockey, Virginia Trimble, Thomas R. Williams, Katherine Bracher, Richard A. Jarrell, Jordan D. Marché, F. Jamil Ragep, JoAnn Palmeri, Marvin Bolt.

Abstract:

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 statistics on the content of entries. This new reference provides biographical information on astronomers and cosmologists by utilizing contemporary historical scholarship. Individual entries vary from 100 to 1500 words, including the likes of the superluminaries such as Newton and Einstein, as well as lesser-known astronomers like Galileo's acolyte, Mario Guiducci. A comprehensive contributor index helps researchers to identify the authors of important scientific topics and treatises.

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