Biographical Encyclopedia of AstronomersVirginia Trimble (editor), Joann Palmeri (editor), Thomas R. Williams (editor), Katherine Bracher (editor), Richard A. Jarrell (editor), Jordan D. Marche (editor), Daniel Green (editor)
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The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers is a unique and valuable resource for historians and astronomers alike. It includes approx. 1850 biographical sketches on astronomers from antiquity to modern times. It is the collective work of 430 authors edited by an editorial board of 8 historians and astronomers. This reference provides biographical information on astronomers and cosmologists by utilizing contemporary historical scholarship. The fully corrected and updated second edition adds approximately 300 biographical sketches. Based on ongoing research and feedback from the community, the new entries will fill gaps and provide expansions. 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.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 2434
Dimensions: 254 x 178 mm
Edition: 2nd ed. 2014
"The Encyclopedia is not only a tale of the scholar's life but is also a very thorough introduction to the most important astronomical achievements throughout history. ... This Encyclopedia is full of real-life stories of such discoveries and sparkling lives and would be a very valuable reading and research resource into the history of astronomy and science itself." (Hooshang Nayyeri, The Observatory, Vol. 135 (1247), August, 2015)
"The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers aims to give a comprehensive overview of astronomers from antiquity to contemporary times. ... The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers is a strong reference work with a scope and range of content which is impressive and relevant. It is clear that it would be of use to people with an interest in the subject area, and for librarians seeking resources to assist them." (Alana Farrell, Reference Reviews, Vol. 29 (7), 2015)
"The entries run from a few sentences to several pages long and give a basic idea about what the person worked on and their contributions to science and also about their life. ... It is a very necessary book. ... if you want to know even more about someone it is quite easy to continue your research, as the entries are followed by selected references that provide more detailed information. I quite like using this encyclopedia ... ." (Kadri Tinn, AstroMadness.com, December, 2014)
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