Henry Norris Russell : Dean of American Astronomers
DeVorkin, David H.

Princeton, NJ Princeton University Press 2000 First edition Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of dj and boards. 499 p. w/ illus, glossary, bibliography, index, and extensive endnotes. Joint creator of the Hertzsprunger-Russell diagram that defined the field for stellar astrophysics, he also worked hard to turn American astronomy from observation-centered to theory-driven pursuits based on physics. Very good Hardcover in full cloth (Item ID: 17143)


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