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The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers is a distinct and worthy source for historians and astronomers alike. It comprises approx. 1850 biographical sketches on astronomers from antiquity to fashionable occasions. it's the collective paintings of 430 authors edited through an article board of eight historians and astronomers. This reference presents biographical info on astronomers and cosmologists through the use of modern historic scholarship. The absolutely corrected and up-to-date moment version provides nearly three hundred biographical sketches. in line with ongoing examine and suggestions from the group, the recent entries will fill gaps and supply expansions. additionally, higher emphasis on Russo mobilephone astronomers and radio astronomers is given. person entries range from a hundred to 1500 phrases, together with the likes of the large luminaries akin to Newton and Einstein, in addition to lesser-known astronomers like Galileo's acolyte, Mario Guiducci.
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On balance, Brewster did little to respond to the substance of the claims by Biot and Baily, essentially ignoring Newton’s alchemy while denying Newton’s illness of 1693. T. Trenchard More blasted Brewster’s approach in his Isaac Newton: A Biography (1934). Charging him with playing the role of advocate to “The High Priest of Science,” More claimed that Brewster made “almost no attempt to present Newton as a living man or to give a critical analysis of his character” (Newton, pp. vi–vii). Into this debate next came the noted economist, John Maynard Keynes (1883–1946).
It is widely reported that Bayle undertook his Dictionnaire due to unacceptable errors and omissions found in More´ri. Later editions of More´ri show a remarkable level of scholarship. Introduction Introduction xlvii Science, astronomy, and cosmology. By tradition, Bayle’s Dictionnaire foreshadowed the Encyclope´die, an Enlightenment showcase designed by Denis Diderot (1713–1784), Jean D’Alembert (1717–1783), and other advocates of toleration and reform. The inﬂuence of the Encyclope´die in transforming political, social, and intellectual institutions would be difﬁcult to overstate.
Wachsmuth Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ, USA Christoffel Waelkens Institute of Astronomy, Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium Craig B. Waff Dayton, OH, USA Glenn A. Walsh Pittsburgh, PA, USA Alun Ward Oxford, UK Gary A. Wegner Department of Physics & Astronomy, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA Gerald White University of Exeter, Exeter, UK Raymond E. White University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA Patricia S. Whitesell University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA Sven Widmalm Department of History of Science and Ideas, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden Richard Wielebinski Max-Planck-Institut f€ ur Radioastronomie, Bonn, Germany Roland Wielen Zentrum f€ ur Astronomie Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany Christian Wildberg Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA Richard P.