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Clerke, Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) 1842-1907

Overview
Works: 29 works in 223 publications in 2 languages and 4,065 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Drama  Biography 
Roles: Author, Contributor
Classifications: QB32, 520.9
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A popular history of astronomy during the nineteenth century by Agnes M Clerke( Book )

81 editions published between 1882 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agnes Mary Clerke (1842-1907) first published A Popular History of Astronomy in 1885. The work was received with widespread acclaim and brought Clerke an international reputation as a science writer. The History surveys the progress made in the field of astronomy during the nineteenth century. It is split chronologically into two parts, dealing with the first and the second half of the century. Part 1 focuses on the career of the astronomer William Herschel (1738-1822) and the development of sidereal astronomy; part 2 deals with the discovery of spectrum analysis and the progress of knowledge about sun spots and the magnetic disturbances which cause them. Clerke's work, a classic example of Victorian popular scientific literature, stands alongside Grant's earlier History of Astronomy in its success in popularising the subject. The work is important today for scholars researching the history of the discipline and its place in educated Victorian society
The Herschels and modern astronomy by Agnes M Clerke( Book )

25 editions published between 1895 and 2013 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The system of the stars by Agnes M Clerke( Book )

25 editions published between 1890 and 2010 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agnes Mary Clerke (1842-1907) published The System of the Stars in 1890 when she was a well-established popular science writer. The volume was intended to bring the educated public up to date with the progress made during the nineteenth century in the field of sidereal astronomy. The work was one of the first publications to be illustrated with astrophotography: it contains five astronomical photographs of nebulae. Such photographs had significant impact on the reception and popular acceptance of astrophotography as scientific data. In The System of the Stars, Clerke used the photographs to argue that the natural beauty and symmetry of the universe, displayed by astrophotography, proved the existence of a creator. The work is an important piece of popular Victorian scientific literature, and remains significant today in the context of the nineteenth-century intellectual debates on the relationship between the sciences and religious belief
Problems in astrophysics by Agnes M Clerke( Book )

12 editions published between 1903 and 2012 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern cosmogonies by Agnes M Clerke( Book )

15 editions published between 1905 and 2013 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Familiar studies in Homer by Agnes M Clerke( Book )

9 editions published between 1892 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astronomy by Agnes M Clerke( Book )

6 editions published between 1898 and 1912 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concise knowledge astronomy by Agnes M Clerke( Book )

11 editions published between 1897 and 2011 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Concise Knowledge Astronomy, published in 1898, was one of a series of popular reference books by experts. Agnes Clerke (1842-1907) was a successful author of books on astronomy and its history (three of her other works being reissued in this series), and her co-authors were astrophysicist Alfred Fowler, an internationally renowned expert in spectroscopy, and J. Elland Gore, a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and expert on variable stars. Illustrated by over 100 photographs and drawings, the book aims to provide the educated non-specialist reader with an understanding of current astronomical knowledge. The application of new technologies, such as photography and spectroscopy, to astronomy in the nineteenth century had led to many new discoveries, and public interest in the subject had greatly increased. The book is divided into four parts - the history of astronomy, astronomical movements and instruments, the solar system, and sidereal astronomy
Low-temperature research at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, London, 1893-1900 by Agnes M Clerke( Book )

4 editions published in 1901 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A southern observatory by Agnes M Clerke( Book )

1 edition published in 1893 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sun's motion in space by Agnes M Clerke( Book )

1 edition published in 1893 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stellar numbers and distances by means of photographic star gauging by Agnes M Clerke( Book )

1 edition published in 1893 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diamonds, Natural and Artificial by Agnes M Clerke( Book )

1 edition published in 1880 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nova Aurigae by Agnes M Clerke( Book )

1 edition published in 1892 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agnes Mary Clerke, and Ellen Mary Clerke by Huggins( Book )

1 edition published in 1907 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The distance of the nebulae by Agnes M Clerke( Book )

1 edition published in 1893 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Popular History of astronomy during the eighteenth century, by Agnes M. Clerke by Agnes M Clerke( Book )

2 editions published in 1885 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century Fourth Edition by Agnes M Clerke( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A popular history of astronomy during the nineteenth century
Alternative Names
Agnes Mary Clerke astronoma britannica

Agnes Mary Clerke Astronomer

Agnes Mary Clerke Brits astronome (1842-1907)

Aqnes Mariya Klerk

Clerke, Agnes M.

Clerke, Agnes Mary

Clerke, Agnes Mary 1842-1907

أغنيس ماري كلرك

アグネス・クラーク

Languages
English (209)

German (7)

Covers
The Herschels and modern astronomyThe system of the starsFamiliar studies in HomerThe concise knowledge astronomyWhatever shines should be observed = (quicquid nitet notandum)