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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 accomplished status because the writer of A heritage of Astronomy throughout the 19th Century. via her quarter-century profession, she turned the major commentator on astronomy and astrophysics within the English-speaking international. 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 the various 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 a person who admires highbrow fulfillment caused via love of studying and sheer tough work.

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