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By M. T. Brück

ISBN-10: 0521055792

ISBN-13: 9780521055796

ISBN-10: 0521808448

ISBN-13: 9780521808446

Born in eire within the mid-nineteenth century, Agnes Mary Clerke completed reputation because the writer of A background of Astronomy throughout the 19th Century. via her quarter-century occupation, she grew to become the prime commentator on astronomy and astrophysics within the English-speaking global. The biography of Agnes Clerke describes the existence and paintings of this striking lady. It additionally chronicles the improvement of astronomy within the final a long time of pre-Einstein technology, and introduces a number 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 someone who admires highbrow fulfillment led to via love of studying and sheer challenging work.

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