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By M. T. Brück

Born in eire within the mid-nineteenth century, Agnes Mary Clerke completed reputation because the writer of A historical past of Astronomy through the 19th Century. via her quarter-century occupation, she grew to become the major commentator on astronomy and astrophysics within the English-speaking international. The biography of Agnes Clerke describes the lifestyles and paintings of this striking lady. It additionally chronicles the improvement of astronomy within the final a long time of pre-Einstein technology, and introduces the various 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 an individual who admires highbrow fulfillment led to via love of studying and sheer difficult work.

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