Resolute and Undertaking Characters: The Lives of Wilhelm and Otto Struve

Resolute and Undertaking Characters: The Lives of Wilhelm and Otto Struve

by A.H. Batten

Paperback(Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1988)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789401077989
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 10/06/2011
Series: Astrophysics and Space Science Library , #139
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1988
Pages: 259
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Preface. General Note. Bibliographical Note. Acknowledgements. Chronological Summary of the lives of Wilhelm and Otto Struve. 1: Family Origins and Wilhelm's Childhood. 2: Student Days at Dorpat University. 3: Astronomy at the Beginning of the Nineteenth Century. 4: Measuring the Earth. 5: The Great Refractor. 6: The Founding of Pulkovo. 7: The Astronomical Capital of the World. 8: Measuring the Sky. 9: The Early Pulkovo Years. 10: 'Etudes d'astronomie stellaire'. 11: Wilhelm's Illness and Last Years, 12: The Transition. 13: The Companion of Procyon and the Transits of Venus. 14: The 30-inch Refractor. 15: Mapping the Sky. 16: Otto's Retirement and Last Years. Epilogue: The Family Tradition. Name Index. Subject Index.

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