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

Cavendish, Henry

  • Naomi Pasachoff
Reference work entry

BornNice, France, 10 October 1731

Died London, England, 24 February 1810
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Selected References

  1. Berry, A. J. (1960), Henry Cavendish: His Life and Scientific Work. London: Hutchinson.Google Scholar
  2. Cavendish, Henry (1798), “Experiments to determine the Density of the Earth,” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London,” vol. 88, pp. 469–526.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Jungnickel, Christa, and Russell McCormmach (1999), Cavendish: The Experimental Life. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Naomi Pasachoff
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  1. 1.Williams CollegeWilliamstownUSA