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Resolute and undertaking characters : the lives of Wilhelm and Otto Struve

Author: Alan H Batten
Publisher: Dordrecht ; Boston : D. Reidel, ©1988.
Series: Astrophysics and Space Science Library : a series of books on the recent developments of space science and of general geophysics and astrophysics, 139.
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My interest in the history of the Struve family is long-standing but lay dormant until 1972, when I found myself organizing a symposium of the International Astronomical Union in memory of the second  Read more...

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Genre/Form: [Biographie]
biographie
Biographies
Named Person: F G W Struve; O W Struve; Otto Struve; Wilhelm Struve
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan H Batten
ISBN: 9027726523 9789027726520
OCLC Number: 715486545
Description: XXV, 259 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface. General Note. Bibliographical Note. Acknowledgements. Chronological Summary of the lives of Wilhelm and Otto Struve. 1: Family Origins and Wilhelm's Childhood. 2: Student Days at Dorpat University. 3: Astronomy at the Beginning of the Nineteenth Century. 4: Measuring the Earth. 5: The Great Refractor. 6: The Founding of Pulkovo. 7: The Astronomical Capital of the World. 8: Measuring the Sky. 9: The Early Pulkovo Years. 10: `Etudes d'astronomie stellaire'. 11: Wilhelm's Illness and Last Years, 12: The Transition. 13: The Companion of Procyon and the Transits of Venus. 14: The 30-inch Refractor. 15: Mapping the Sky. 16: Otto's Retirement and Last Years. Epilogue: The Family Tradition. Name Index. Subject Index.
Series Title: Astrophysics and Space Science Library : a series of books on the recent developments of space science and of general geophysics and astrophysics, 139.
Responsibility: by Allan H. Batten.

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