Agnes Mary Clerke and the rise of astrophysics [E-Book] / M.T. Brück.
Brück, M. T., (author)
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2002
1 online resource (x, 275 pages)
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Table of Contents:
  • Family background in County Cork
  • Ireland and Italy
  • London, the literary scene
  • The History of astronomy
  • A circle of astronomers
  • A visit to South Africa
  • The System of the stars
  • Social life in scientific circles
  • Homer, the Herschels and a revised History
  • The opinion moulder
  • Popularisation, cryogenics and evolution
  • Problems in astrophysics
  • Women in astronomy in Britain in Agnes Clerke's time
  • Revised System of the stars
  • Cosmogonies, cosmology and nature's spiritual clues
  • Last days and retrospect.