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Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin An Autobiography and Other Recollections

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ISBN-10: 0521483905

ISBN-13: 9780521483902

Edition: 2nd 1996 (Revised)

Authors: Katherine Haramundanis, Virginia Trims, Jesse Greenstein, Peggy Kidwell, Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin

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Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin is acclaimed as the greatest woman astronomer of all time. In this book, her own story of her professional life, work, and scientific achievements is augmented by the personal recollections of her daughter, Katherine Haramundanis. Other highlights include a scientific appreciation by Jesse Greenstein, a historical essay by Peggy Kidwell and, new to this edition, an introduction by Virginia Trimble. Payne-Gaposchkin's overwhelming love for astronomy was her personal guiding light, and her attitude and approach have lessons for all. She received many prestigious awards for her outstanding contributions to science. In 1956, she became the first woman Professor at…    
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Book details

List price: $74.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/21/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 300
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.62" long x 0.87" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin: an introduction
An introduction to 'The dyer's hand'
An historical introduction to 'The dyer's hand'
A personal recollection
The dyer's hand: an autobiography
The Vision Splendid
Prelude to education
Birth of a dream
Dramatic interlude
The dream fulfilled
Pathway to the stars
The Light of Common Day
England and the United States
Harvard College Observatory
The cradle of astrophysics
Harlow Shapley
Stellar atmospheres
Spectra and luminosities
Editorial experiences
Visiting astronomers
At the cross roads
The Dyer's Hand Subdued
Turning point
Prolegomena to variable stars
International problems
End of an era
On being a woman
Science and myth
Worlds not realized
Bibliography of works by Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin