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Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers (2-Volume Set)

Edited By: Thomas Hockey, Virginia Trimble and Thomas R Williams

2000 pages, 50 colour & 300 b/w illustrations


Hardback | Oct 2007 | #159807 | ISBN-13: 9780387310220
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The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers is a unique and valuable resource for historians and astronomers alike. The two volumes include approximately 1550 biographical sketches on astronomers from antiquity to modern times. It is the collective work of about 400 authors edited by an editorial board of historians and astronomers, and provides additional details on the nature of an entry and some summary statistics on the content of entries.

This new resource for historians, astronomers, and the interested public provides biographical information even on the next generation of astronomers, going beyond existing references, and enhances the information on earlier periods.

Aus den Rezensionen: "! Wer einen Blick auf die Menschen hinter der astronomischen Forschung von der Antike bis ins 20. Jahrhundert werfen mochte, wird hier namlich nicht nur mit trockenen Fakten abgespeist. Die uber 1550 biografischen Eintrage lesen sich sehr flussig und sparen personliche Aspekte nicht aus. ! Ein grosses Plus ist sicher, dass auch Astronomen aus anderen Kulturkreisen vorgestellt werden, z.B. China oder Arabien, uber die man an anderer Stelle kaum Informationen findet." (in: Physik Journal, 2009, Vol. 8, Issue 5, S. 64)


Astronomers' Biographies Alphabetized from A to Z

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