Agnes Mary Clerke and the Rise of Astrophysics

Author: M. T. Brück

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139432689

Category: Science

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Born in Ireland in the mid-nineteenth century, Agnes Mary Clerke achieved fame as the author of A History of Astronomy during the Nineteenth Century. Through her quarter-century career, she became the leading commentator on astronomy and astrophysics in the English-speaking world. The biography of Agnes Clerke describes the life and work of this extraordinary woman. It also chronicles the development of astronomy in the last decades of pre-Einstein science, and introduces many of the great figures in astronomy of that age including Huggins, Lockyer, Holden and Pickering; their achievements and their rivalries. The story follows her friendship with William and Margaret Huggins, and her prolific correspondence with eminent astronomers of the time. This biography will fascinate scientists, and anyone who admires intellectual achievement brought about through love of learning and sheer hard work.
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Women in Early British and Irish Astronomy

Stars and Satellites

Author: Mary Brück

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789048124732

Category: Science

Page: 277

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Careers in astronomy for women (as in other sciences) were a rarity in Britain and Ireland until well into the twentieth century. The book investigates the place of women in astronomy before that era, recounted in the form of biographies of about 25 women born between 1650 and 1900 who in varying capacities contributed to its progress during the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. There are some famous names among them whose biographies have been written before now, there are others who have received less than their due recognition while many more occupied inconspicuous and sometimes thankless places as assistants to male family members. All deserve to be remembered as interesting individuals in an earlier opportunity-poor age. Placed in roughly chronological order, their lives constitute a sample thread in the story of female entry into the male world of science. The book is aimed at astronomers, amateur astronomers, historians of science, and promoters of women in science, but being written in non-technical language it is intended to be of interest also to educated readers generally.
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A Historical Dictionary of British Women

Author: Cathy Hartley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135355339

Category: History

Page: 512

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This reference book, containing the biographies of more than 1,100 notable British women from Boudicca to Barbara Castle, is an absorbing record of female achievement spanning some 2,000 years of British life. Most of the lives included are those of women whose work took them in some way before the public and who therefore played a direct and important role in broadening the horizons of women. Also included are women who influenced events in a more indirect way: the wives of kings and politicians, mistresses, ladies in waiting and society hostesses. Originally published as The Europa Biographical Dictionary of British Women, this newly re-worked edition includes key figures who have died in the last 20 years, such as The Queen Mother, Baroness Ryder of Warsaw, Elizabeth Jennings and Christina Foyle.
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Modern Theories of the Universe

From Herschel to Hubble

Author: Michael J. Crowe

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486278803

Category: Science

Page: 435

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This book provides an introduction to the fundamentals of stellar astronomy, a history of astronomy, and an account of how the science of astronomy challenged traditional philosophical and theological beliefs. Throughout the text are readings from the writings of scientists who contributed most significantly to the development of astronomy.
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Dictionary Of Nineteenth-Century of British Scientists

Author: Bernard Lightman

Publisher: Thoemmes

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 2000

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This dictionary contains 1200 entries on figures who had an impact on British science in the 19th century. By examining how the theories and practices of scientists were shaped by Victorian beliefs about religion, gender, imperialism and politics, it examines the development of science.
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Nature

Author: Sir Norman Lockyer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Electronic journals

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