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Agnes Mary Clerke and the Rise of Astrophysics
by Mary Brück
Born in Ireland in the mid-nineteenth century, Agnes Mary Clerke achieved fame as the author of A History of Astronomy during the nineteenth century. Through her quarter-century career, she became the leading commentator on astronomy and astrophysics in the English-speaking world. This biography describes not only the life and work of this extraordinary woman, but also chr ...more
Hardcover, 286 pages
Published May 29th 2015 by Cambridge University Press
(first published 2002)
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It's a book about a woman science writer in the 19th century. It was interesting to read how her books and other writings influenced astronomers at the turn of the century and how her book about the history of astronomy in the 19th century still remains a definitive history of that period.