American Astronomical Society's First Century

American Astronomical Society's First Century

by D. H. DeVorkin, David H. DeVorkin

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In celebration of the Society's centennial, 30 contributions take inventory of how the Society came into existence, how it grew, and the degree to which it met the demands of a growing and changing profession. Among the papers are personal reminiscences, a history of the , the status of women in astronomy, the evolution of the five divisions of the Society, and commentary by recent presidents. Distributed by the American Institute of Physics. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Jayant V. Narlikar
The book itself shows professionalism in its planning, and for the reader interested in archival statistics and in how a group of scientists with a common interest organized and reorganized themselves to best deal with rapidly changing conditions, there is much useful material.

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American Institute of Physics
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8.58(w) x 11.14(h) x 0.98(d)

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