A poor uneducated mill worker in his youth, whose driving passion was the study of astronomy, John Brashear lived to be designated "first citizen of Pennsylvania" for his scientific and philanthropic accomplishments, honored not only in his native Pittsburgh but by scientists all over the world. This is a biography of Brashear, the instrument maker and educator, whose life was one of genuinely inspiring achievement and service.
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press ISBN: 9781512813890 Number of pages: 254 Weight: 549 g Dimensions: 230 x 155 mm
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