Biographical Encyclopedia of Astromomers

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Biographical Encyclopedia of Astromomers

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The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers is a unique and valuable resource for historians and astronomers alike. It includes approx. 1850 biographical sketches on astronomers from antiquity to modern times. It is the collective work of 430 authors edited by an editorial board of 8 historians and astronomers. This reference provides biographical information on astronomers and cosmologists by utilizing contemporary historical scholarship. The fully corrected and updated second edition adds approximately 300 biographical sketches. Based on ongoing research and feedback from the community, the new entries will fill gaps and provide expansions. In addition, greater emphasis on Russo phone astronomers and radio astronomers is given. Individual entries vary from 100 to 1500 words, including the likes of the super luminaries such as Newton and Einstein, as well as lesser-known astronomers like Galileo's acolyte, Mario Guiducci. -- Provided by publisher

Keywords

Astronomers -- Biography; Astronomers -- Encyclopedias; Astronomers;

Document Type

Book

ISBN

9781441999160

Publication Date

2014

Publisher

Springer

City

New York, NY

Department

Department of Earth Science

Comments

Thomas A. Hockey (Editor)

Second Edition

Language

EN

Biographical Encyclopedia of Astromomers

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