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- DescriptionCecilia Payne-Gaposchkin became acclaimed in her lifetime as the greatest woman astromer of all time. Her own story of her professional life, work and scientific achievements is augmented by the personal recollections of her daughter, Katherine Haramundanis, as well as a scientific appreciation by Jesse Greenstein, a historical essay by Peggy Kidwell and, in this new edition, an introduction by Virginia Trimble. Payne-Gaposchkin's overwhelming love for astromy 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 and in 1956 became the first woman to be advanced to the rank of Professor at Harvard University, as well as being the first woman departmental chair. This book will interest both astromers and those studying the advancement of the position and status of women in society.
- Author(s)Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication21/03/1996
- SubjectAutobiography: Historical, Political & Military
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note15 b/w illus.
- Weight380 g
- Width138 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine17 mm
- Edited byKatherine Haramundanis
- Introduction byJesse Greenstein,Virginia Trims,Peggy Kidwell
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
- Edition Statement2nd Revised edition
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