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 different and priceless source for historians and astronomers alike. It contains approx. 1850 biographical sketches on astronomers from antiquity to trendy occasions. it's the collective paintings of 430 authors edited by way of an article board of eight historians and astronomers. This reference offers biographical details on astronomers and cosmologists by using modern ancient scholarship. The absolutely corrected and up to date moment version provides nearly three hundred biographical sketches. according to ongoing examine and suggestions from the group, the recent entries will fill gaps and supply expansions. additionally, better emphasis on Russo telephone astronomers and radio astronomers is given. person entries fluctuate from a hundred to 1500 phrases, together with the likes of the large luminaries comparable to Newton and Einstein, in addition to lesser-known astronomers like Galileo's acolyte, Mario Guiducci.

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While Damascius (sixth century) was the first writer to use the Latin term biographia, John Dryden was the first to use biography in print (1683), this in reference to Plutarch’s Lives. Biography has served many masters. Between Antiquity and the Renaissance, its main role was to tell the lives of statesmen, and saints. As a display of literary and rhetorical skill, its principal aim was to instruct and inspire. , Philadelphia, 1979; Telling Lives in Science: Essays on Scientific Biography, Eds. M.

53 Delambre’s work combines the technical skills of an astronomer with the language skills of a classical scholar. Standing the test of time, his six-volume Histoire skillfully weaves technical analysis with biographical references – most memorable are entire pages filled with elegant equations. A work for specialists, Delambre’s Histoire is based squarely on the analysis of published works. ” Although his narrative sails boldly across difficult seas (observation, data reduction, mathematical procedures, and the calculation of tables), his travel-chart is organized around individuals, not concepts or historical periods.

Among them, a new tradition began to emerge with the publication of the complete works of individual scientists – opera omnia, collected papers, and published correspondence. Intellectuals increasingly entered the Public Sphere. One of the early landmarks reflecting the Republic of Letters was the Biographie universelle ancienne et moderne (52 Vols. 42 Spanning time and space, Michaud’s Biographie remains one of the most enduring universal dictionaries of all time. Boasting high scholarly standards, it is composed of substantial articles signed by eminent authors.

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