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Agnes Mary Clerke and the Rise of Astrophysics by M. T. Brück PDF

By M. T. Brück

Born in eire within the mid-nineteenth century, Agnes Mary Clerke completed repute because the writer of A background of Astronomy through the 19th Century. via her quarter-century profession, she turned the major commentator on astronomy and astrophysics within the English-speaking international. The biography of Agnes Clerke describes the existence and paintings of this amazing girl. It additionally chronicles the improvement of astronomy within the final a long time of pre-Einstein technological know-how, and introduces some of the nice figures in astronomy of that age together with Huggins, Lockyer, Holden and Pickering; their achievements and their rivalries. the tale follows her friendship with William and Margaret Huggins, and her prolific correspondence with eminent astronomers of the time. This biography will fascinate scientists, and somebody who admires highbrow success caused via love of studying and sheer not easy work.

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