Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers by Marvin Bolt, JoAnn Palmeri, Thomas Hockey, Virginia Trimble,

By Marvin Bolt, JoAnn Palmeri, Thomas Hockey, Virginia Trimble, Thomas Williams, Katherine Bracher, Richard Jarrell, Jordan D. Marché, F. Jamil Ragep

The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers is a special and necessary source for historians and astronomers alike. It contains approx. 1850 biographical sketches on astronomers from antiquity to fashionable occasions. it's the collective paintings of 430 authors edited by way of a piece of writing board of eight historians and astronomers. This reference presents biographical info on astronomers and cosmologists through the use of modern old scholarship. The absolutely corrected and up to date moment version provides nearly three hundred biographical sketches. in accordance with ongoing examine and suggestions from the group, the recent entries will fill gaps and supply expansions. additionally, better emphasis on Russo cellphone astronomers and radio astronomers is given. person entries range from a hundred to 1500 phrases, together with the likes of the great luminaries reminiscent of Newton and Einstein, in addition to lesser-known astronomers like Galileo's acolyte, Mario Guiducci.

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Hall suggests the problem with earlier approaches was that the “mythical Newton, a new Adam born on Christmas Day and nourished by an apple from the tree of knowledge, came to obscure the real man who had worked in dynamics, astronomy, and optics” (p. xii). A number of important studies continue to appear. Although the biographical tradition surrounding Newton is longstanding, it shares important similarities with subsequent biographic traditions associated with Charles Darwin, Sigmund Freud, and Albert Einstein.

Edited by Andrew Clark. , Oxford, 1898. 13 Diaries and letters are critical resources for biographers and historians. The best known diaries of this period, published centuries later, include The Diary of Robert Hooke (Eds. W. Robinson and W. Adams, 1935); The Diary of Samuel Pepys, 11 Vols. (Eds. R. Latham and W. Matthews, 1970–1983); and The Diary of John Evelyn, 6 Vols. (Ed. S. de Beer, 1955–). Publication of personal and scholarly letters began in the 17th century. Early efforts include the letters of N-C Fabri de Peiresc, Galileo Galilei, Johannes Hevelius, and Rene´ Descartes, among others.

Kelley, New Haven, 1991, 397–413, p. 407. xl (its working title) is still widely read today. 12 Although Wood judged him “credulous,” Aubrey wrote vivid and often intimate biographical sketches, including a number of figures from the New Science – Robert Boyle, Rene´ Descartes, Edmond Halley, Thomas Hobbes, Robert Hooke, Nicolas Mercator, and Christopher Wren. Aubrey interviewed many of his subjects. 14 Drawing on institutional registers and journals, Sprat sprinkled his History with short biographies.

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