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Victorian amateur astronomer

independent astronomical research in Britain, 1820-1920

by Allan Chapman

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Published by Wiley published in association with Praxis Publishing, Chichester in Chichester, New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • Astronomy -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.,
    • Astronomy -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.,
    • Astronomers -- Great Britain -- Biography.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [305]-407) and index.

      StatementAllan Chapman.
      SeriesWiley-Praxis series in astronomy and astrophysics
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQB33.G7 C48 1998
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxix, 428 p. :
      Number of Pages428
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL811138M
      ISBN 100471962570
      LC Control Number95048037

      From June until the pages trailed off at midcentury, Mary’s “Visitors” book, lying open on a table in the house on Moon Hall Lane, recorded the names of family members and professionals who arrived .   It's an appreciation to Allan Chapman for his recently published book, The Victorian Amateur Astronomer,* subtitled Independent Astronomical Research in Britain His was the best astronomy book .


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