Agnes Mary Clerke and the Rise of Astrophysics

Agnes Mary Clerke and the Rise of Astrophysics

by M. T. Bruck
     
 

This book is an account of the extraordinary career of the mid-nineteenth-century astronomer Agnes Mary Clerke.See more details below

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This book is an account of the extraordinary career of the mid-nineteenth-century astronomer Agnes Mary Clerke.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521808446
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/01/2002
Pages:
286
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Family background in County Cork; 2. Ireland and Italy; 3. London, the literary scene; 4. The History of Astronomy; 5. A circle of astronomers; 6. A visit to South Africa; 7. The System of the Stars; 8. Social life in scientific circles; 9. Homer, the Herschels and a revised History; 10. The opinion moulder; 11. Popularisation, cryogenics and evolution; 12. Problems in Astrophysics; 13. Women in astronomy in Britain in Agnes Clerke's time; 14. Revised System of the Stars; 15. Cosmogonies, cosmology and Nature's spiritual clues; 16. Last days and retrospect; 17. Epilogue; Notes; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.

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