John Alfred Brashear

John Alfred Brashear
Scientist and Humanitarian, 1840-1920

Harriet A. Gaul and Ruby Eiseman

228 pages | 5 1/4 x 8
Ebook 2016 | ISBN 9781512801958 | Buy from De Gruyter $79.95 | €69.95 | £70.50
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An Anniversary Collection volume

A poor uneducated mill worker in his youth, whose driving passion was the study of astronomy, John Brashear lived to be designated "first citizen of Pennsylvania" for his scientific and philanthropic accomplishments, honored not only in his native Pittsburgh but by scientists all over the world. This is a biography of Brashear, the instrument maker and educator, whose life was one of genuinely inspiring achievement and service.

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