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By M. T. Brück

Born in eire within the mid-nineteenth century, Agnes Mary Clerke accomplished repute because the writer of A historical past of Astronomy throughout the 19th Century. via her quarter-century occupation, she grew to become the best commentator on astronomy and astrophysics within the English-speaking international. The biography of Agnes Clerke describes the lifestyles and paintings of this notable lady. It additionally chronicles the advance of astronomy within the final a long time of pre-Einstein technology, and introduces a number of the nice figures in astronomy of that age together with Huggins, Lockyer, Holden and Pickering; their achievements and their rivalries. the tale follows her friendship with William and Margaret Huggins, and her prolific correspondence with eminent astronomers of the time. This biography will fascinate scientists, and somebody who admires highbrow success led to via love of studying and sheer challenging work.

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