The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

Description

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.

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Details

Author(s)
Marvin Bolt, Joann Palmeri, Thomas Hockey, Virginia Trimble, Thomas R. Williams, Katherine Bracher, Richard A. Jarrell, F. Jamil Rajep, Jordan D. Marche
Format
Hardback | 1348 pages
Dimensions
210 x 280 x 34mm | 1,488g
Publication date
28 Feb 2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Publication City/Country
New York, NY, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
biography
ISBN10
0387310223
ISBN13
9780387310220