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Women in early British and Irish astronomy : stars and satellites

Author: M T Brück; Royal Astronomical Society.
Publisher: Dordrecht ; London : Springer, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Careers in astronomy for women, as in other sciences, were a rarity in Britain and Ireland until well into the twentieth century. This book investigates the place of women in astronomy before that era, recounted in the form of biographies of about 25 women born between 1650 and 1900 who in varying capacities contributed to its progress during the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. All deserve to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Brück, M.T. (Mary T.).
Women in early British and Irish astronomy.
Dordrecht ; London : Springer, 2009
(OCoLC)416295582
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: M T Brück; Royal Astronomical Society.
ISBN: 9789048124732 9048124735
OCLC Number: 437347262
Notes: Published in association with the Royal Astronomical Society.
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume)
Contents: Introduction --
1. A Clever and Determined Wife --
2. The Labyrinths of Heaven --
3. Martyr to Astronomy --
4. The Art of Navigation --
5. Celebrities --
6. Queen of Science --
7. In the Shadow of Giant Mirrors --
8. The Admiral's Circle --
9. Intrepid Travellers --
10. Adventurous Amateurs --
11. The New Astronomy --
12. The Scholarly Sisters --
13. Slave-Wage Earners --
14. Sunspots and Corona --
15. Mountain Paradise --
16. Mapping the Moon --
17. The end of an era; the beginning of a new.
Responsibility: by Mary Brück.

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