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The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

Edited By: T Hockey, V Trimble, T Williams, K Bracher, R Jarrell and JD Marche

1341 pages, 325 illustrations


Paperback | Feb 2009 | #177752 | ISBN-13: 9780387351339
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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 9 historians and astronomers, and provides additional details on the nature of an entry and some summary statistics on the content of entries. This new reference provides biographical information on astronomers and cosmologists by utilizing contemporary historical scholarship.

Individual entries vary from 100 to 1500 words, including the likes of the superluminaries such as Newton and Einstein, as well as lesser-known astronomers like Galileo's acolyte, Mario Guiducci.

A comprehensive contributor index helps researchers to identify the authors of important scientific topics and treatises.

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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