Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

2014 Edition
| Editors: Thomas Hockey, Virginia Trimble, Thomas R. Williams, Katherine Bracher, Richard A. Jarrell, Jordan D. MarchéII, JoAnn Palmeri, Daniel W. E. Green

Somerville, Mary Fairfax Greig

Reference work entry

BornJedburgh, Scotland, 26 December 1780

Died Naples, Italy, 29 November 1872
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Selected References

  1. Chapman, Allan (2001). Mary Somerville and the World of Science. London: Canopus.Google Scholar
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  4. — (1979). Mary Somerville, 1780–1872. Oxford: Oxford University Press for Somerville College.Google Scholar
  5. Somerville, Mary (2004). Collected Works of Mary Somerville, edited by James A. Secord. 9 Vols. Bristol: Thoemmes.Google Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of AstronomyUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK