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Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers


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2nd Edition

Hrsg. v. Thomas Hockey

Online, Print + Online

Print: 2014, 1.800 Seiten, gebunden

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Springer Nature

Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers, 2nd Edition

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978-1-4419-9917-7 (Online)

978-1-4419-9918-4 (Print + Online)

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The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers is a unique and valuable resource for historians and astronomers alike. It includes approximately 1700 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 reference provides biographical information on astronomers and cosmologists by utilizing contemporary historical scholarship. The fully corrected and updated second edition adds approximately 150 biographical sketches and 50 illustrations. Based on ongoing research and feedback from the community, the new entries will fill gaps, provide expansions, and by extending the birth-date cutoff they cover astronomers that were born between 1918 and 1920. 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. A comprehensive and expanded contributor index helps researchers to identify the authors of important scientific topics and treatises. The second edition provides an updated General Bibliography and Selected References for individual articles.

About this book

  • An updated 2nd edition resource for historians, astronomers, and the interested public that will provide biographical information on the next generation of astronomers beyond the Dictionary of Scientific Biography, and enhance the information on earlier periods by including more astronomers and by utilizing contemporary historical scholarship
  • This encyclopedia is the collective work of about 400 authors drawn from 40 different countries and numerous institutions around the world, such as the Smithsonian and the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, as well as an editorial board of nine historians and astronomers
  • Included are more than 1700 biographical sketches on astronomers broken down into four periods: Ancient-Medieval, Non-Western, Early Modern, and Modern
  • Individual entries vary from 100 to 1500 words including the likes of Newton and Einstein as well as lesser-known astronomers like Galileo's acolyte, Mario Guiducci

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