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8vo. x, 275 pp. Portrait frontis., illus., map, bibliography, index. Silver-stamped black cloth, dust-jacket. Fine. ISBN: 0521808448 Hardback. "Born in Ireland in the mid-nineteenth century, Agnes Mary Clerke achieved fame as the author of A History of Astronomy during the nineteenth century. Through her quarter-century career, she became the leading commentator on astronomy and astrophysics in the English-speaking world. This biography describes not only the life and work of this extraordinary woman, but also chronicles the development of astronomy in the last decades of pre-Einstein science. Along the way, it introduces many of the great figures in astronomy of that age, including Huggins, Lockyer, Holden, and Pickering." â€“ Publisher. "Bruck has written an excellent book. Her thorough research in numerous archives and in Clerke's publications is well documented in the notes, and numerous well-chosen photographs illustrate the text. There is an extremely informative chapter on women in astronomy in the Victorian era. . . Bruck paints a fascinating picture of the rich fabric of British astronomy and astrophysics at the end of the nineteenth century. This is a highly readable, well-produced, attractive book." Nature.
Title: Agnes Mary Clerke and the Rise of Astrophysics.
Publisher: Cambridge:, Cambridge University Press, (2002).: 2002
ISBN Number: 0521808448
ISBN Number 13: 9780521808446
lbs: 3.00 lbs
Seller ID: S12449