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The Resource Henry Norris Russell : dean of American astronomers, David H. DeVorkin

Henry Norris Russell : dean of American astronomers, David H. DeVorkin

Label
Henry Norris Russell : dean of American astronomers
Title
Henry Norris Russell
Title remainder
dean of American astronomers
Statement of responsibility
David H. DeVorkin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book-length biography of the "Dean of American Astronomers" interweaves personal and scientific history to illuminate how Russell's privileged Presbyterian family background, his education at Princeton and Cambridge, and his personal inclinations and attachments both served and were at odds with his campaign to modernize astronomy. This book will be of interest not only to astronomers and historians (particularly those interested in the emergence of astrophysics), but to anyone interested in the process of disciplinary change."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
DeVorkin, David H.
Dewey number
  • 520/.92
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB36.R78
LC item number
D49 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Russell, Henry Norris
  • Russell, Henry Norris
  • Russell, Henry Norris
  • Russell, Henry Norris
  • Astronomers
  • Astronome
  • Biographie
  • Etats-Unis
  • Astronomes
  • Astronomers
  • United States
  • Sterrenkunde
  • Astronomes
  • Biografie
Label
Henry Norris Russell : dean of American astronomers, David H. DeVorkin
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 451-478) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • At the theoretical interface : Defending his theory
  • Shifting allegiance
  • The Great War : Transformations
  • Russell's turn to Mount Wilson
  • Rationalizing stellar spectra
  • "A reconnaissance of new territory
  • Princeton astronomy in the 1920's
  • Stellar evolution
  • Binary stars and the formation of the solar system
  • The royal road
  • Religious heritage
  • A summer place : The Lowell Observatory
  • Influencing institutions and the profession
  • Russell at Princeton
  • Graduate years : Entering the profession
  • Postdoctoral years at Camebridge
  • Return to a new Princeton
  • Parallaxes, pedagogy and the lines of the stars : Russell's first years on the Princeton faculty
  • Building a life at Princeton
  • Building a case for giants
Control code
ocm42912464
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 499 pages
Isbn
9780691049182
Lccn
99059472
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o42912464
  • (OCoLC)42912464
Label
Henry Norris Russell : dean of American astronomers, David H. DeVorkin
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 451-478) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • At the theoretical interface : Defending his theory
  • Shifting allegiance
  • The Great War : Transformations
  • Russell's turn to Mount Wilson
  • Rationalizing stellar spectra
  • "A reconnaissance of new territory
  • Princeton astronomy in the 1920's
  • Stellar evolution
  • Binary stars and the formation of the solar system
  • The royal road
  • Religious heritage
  • A summer place : The Lowell Observatory
  • Influencing institutions and the profession
  • Russell at Princeton
  • Graduate years : Entering the profession
  • Postdoctoral years at Camebridge
  • Return to a new Princeton
  • Parallaxes, pedagogy and the lines of the stars : Russell's first years on the Princeton faculty
  • Building a life at Princeton
  • Building a case for giants
Control code
ocm42912464
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 499 pages
Isbn
9780691049182
Lccn
99059472
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o42912464
  • (OCoLC)42912464

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