By M. T. Brück
Born in eire within the mid-nineteenth century, Agnes Mary Clerke completed popularity because the writer of A historical past of Astronomy in the course of the 19th Century. via her quarter-century profession, she grew to become the top commentator on astronomy and astrophysics within the English-speaking global. The biography of Agnes Clerke describes the lifestyles and paintings of this striking girl. It additionally chronicles the improvement of astronomy within the final a long time of pre-Einstein technology, and introduces the various nice figures in astronomy of that age together with Huggins, Lockyer, Holden and Pickering; their achievements and their rivalries. the tale follows her friendship with William and Margaret Huggins, and her prolific correspondence with eminent astronomers of the time. This biography will fascinate scientists, and a person who admires highbrow fulfillment caused via love of studying and sheer exertions.