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Resolute and undertaking characters : the lives of Wilhelm and Otto Struve, by Alan H. Batten

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Resolute and undertaking characters : the lives of Wilhelm and Otto Struve
Title
Resolute and undertaking characters
Title remainder
the lives of Wilhelm and Otto Struve
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by Alan H. Batten
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Language
eng
Summary
Wilhelm Struve founded a dynasty of astronomers that lasted into the fifth generation. This book follows the fortunes of the first three generations: Wilhelm himself was an outstanding astronomer and geodesist, famous for his pioneering observations of double stars - observations whose quality had not been surpassed until the development of modern methods of instrumental observational analysis. He is also well known as one of the three men who - almost simultaneously - succeeded in measuring the distance to one of the fixed stars. He founded the great observatory of Pulkovo, just outside modern Leningrad, and was succeeded as Director of the institution by his son Otto, who forms the subject of the second part of the book. Otto, too, was a famous observer of double stars and a great practitioner of the fundamental astronomy of the nineteenth century
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collective biography
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1933-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Batten, A. H.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB36.S75
LC item number
B38 1988
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Struve, F. G. W.
  • Struve, Otto
  • Struve, F. G. W.
  • Struve, O. W.
  • Struve, F. G. W.
  • Struve, Otto
  • Struve, Friedrich Georg Wilhelm
  • Struve, Otto Wilhelm
  • Struve, Otto Wilhelm von
  • Struve, Friedrich G. W
  • Struve, F. G. W <1793-1864> - (Friedrich Georg Wilhelm)
  • Struve, O. W <1819-1905> - (Otto W.)
  • Struve, Wilhelm
  • Struve, Otto ˜vonœ
  • Astronomy
  • Astronomy
  • Astronomers
  • Astronomers
  • Astronomie
  • Astronomie
  • Astronomes
  • Astronomes
  • Astronomers
  • Astronomy
  • Sterrenkundigen
  • Astronomie
  • Astronomie
  • Astronomes
  • Astronomes
  • Astronomes - Allemagne - Biographies
  • Astronomes - URSS - Biographies
  • Astronomie - Russie - Histoire - 19e siècle
  • Astronomie - URSS - Histoire - 20e siècle
  • Germany
  • Russia
  • Soviet Union
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Resolute and undertaking characters : the lives of Wilhelm and Otto Struve, by Alan H. Batten
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographies and indexes
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Family origins and Wilhelm's childhood -- Student days at Dorpat University -- Astronomy at the beginning of the nineteenth century -- Measuring the earth -- The great refractor -- The founding of Pulkovo -- The astronomical capital of the world -- Measuring the sky -- The early Pulkovo years -- "Etudes d'astronomic stellaire" -- Wilhelm's illness and last years -- The transition -- The companion of Procyon and the transits of Venus -- The 30-inch refractor -- Mapping the sky -- Otto's retirement and last years -- The family tradition
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxv, 259 pages
Isbn
9789027726520
Lccn
87030386
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)17104970
Label
Resolute and undertaking characters : the lives of Wilhelm and Otto Struve, by Alan H. Batten
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographies and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Family origins and Wilhelm's childhood -- Student days at Dorpat University -- Astronomy at the beginning of the nineteenth century -- Measuring the earth -- The great refractor -- The founding of Pulkovo -- The astronomical capital of the world -- Measuring the sky -- The early Pulkovo years -- "Etudes d'astronomic stellaire" -- Wilhelm's illness and last years -- The transition -- The companion of Procyon and the transits of Venus -- The 30-inch refractor -- Mapping the sky -- Otto's retirement and last years -- The family tradition
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxv, 259 pages
Isbn
9789027726520
Lccn
87030386
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)17104970

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