History of the IAU: The Birth and First Half-Century of the International Astronomical Union

History of the IAU: The Birth and First Half-Century of the International Astronomical Union

by Adriaan Blaauw

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ISBN-13: 9780792329800
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 07/31/1994
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1994
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface. 1. Birth and Consolidation; 1919--1922. 2. Earlier 20th Century Developments; World War I. 3. The IRC and the 'Neutral' States; Suspicion and Resentment. 4. 1922--1928: First General Assemblies; IAU becomes Fully International. 5. The Years 1928--1938. 6. The IAU and Political Persecutions in the 1930's. 7. 1938--1948; World War II: Interruption and Recovery. 8. 1948--1958; Flourishing Science and Disturbing Politics. 9. The China Conflict. 10. 1958--1964; Reforms, Berkeley 1961, and Hamburg 1964. 11. 1964--1969; Reforms Continued, the Astronomer's Handbook Prague 1967, and the 50th Anniversary. 12. Financing in the Union; a Review over 75 Years. References. The IAU Historical Archives. Subject Index. Name Index.

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