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Chaotic Phenomena in Astrophysics; Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Volume 497

Buchler, J. Robert (Editor), and Eichhorn, Heinrich (Editor)

Published by The New York Academy of Sciences, New York, 1987
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xi, [1], 155, [1] pages. Illustrations. References. Cover has slight wear and soiling. Published since 1823, the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences (first published as the Annals of the Lyceum of Natural History of New York) is one of the oldest continuously published scientific serials in the United States. This issue devoted to Chaotic Phenomena in Astrophysics. Dr. Buchler was a professor emeritus of Physics at the University of Florida as the time of his 2012 death. Heinrich Karl Eichhorn (1927 - 1999) was a primary founder of modem astrometry and a man whose essential nature was innovation was lost with his passing . Heinz believed in a broad definition of astrometry, so as to include location and motion measured by any means, including radial velocities and interferometry; and his rigorous thinking was legendary among active astrometrists and students alike. Openness to the ideas of others and enthusiastic encouragement were major components of his image. The New York Academy of Sciences (originally the Lyceum of Natural History) was founded in January 1817. It is one of the oldest scientific societies in the United States. An independent, non-profit organization with more than 20,000 members in 100 countries, the Academy's mission is "to advance scientific research and knowledge; to support scientific literacy; and to promote the resolution of society's global challenges through science-based solutions". Founded on January 29, 1817, the New York Academy of Sciences was originally called the Lyceum of Natural History. Convened by the Academy's founder and first President, Samuel L. Mitchill, the first meeting of the Lyceum took place at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, located on Barclay Street near Broadway in lower Manhattan. The principal activities of the early Lyceum focused on hosting lectures, collecting natural history specimens, and establishing a library. In 1823, the Lyceum began publishing its own scientific journal, then the Annals of the Lyceum of Natural History of New York, now the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. By 1826 the Lyceum owned "the richest collection of reptiles and fish in the country," however a fire in 1866 destroyed the collection completely. Following the fire, the Academy turned its focus away from collecting and instead to research, scientific publishing, and disseminating scientific information. From the outset, the New York Academy of Sciences membership was unique among scientific societies, with a democratic structure that allowed anyone to become a member, from laymen to respected professional scientists. For that reason, the membership has always included a mix of scientists, business people, academics, those working in government, and public citizens with an interest in science. Prominent members have included two United States Presidents Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe, as well as numerous well-known scientists such as Asa Gray (who served as the Superintendent of the Academy starting in 1836), John James Audubon, Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, Louis Pasteur, Charles Darwin, and Margaret Mead (who served for a time as the Vice President of the Academy). Prior to 1877, the Academy only admitted men, but on November 5, 1877, they elected Erminnie A. Smith the first female member. Membership has also included numerous Nobel Prize winners over the years. Early Academy members played prominent roles in the establishment of New York University in 1831 and the American Museum of Natural History in 1858. The Academy has made significant contributions to the scientific community during the course of its history, including publishing one of the first studies on environmental pollution in 1876; conducting a scientific survey of Puerto Rico from 1907-1934; the first conference on antibiotics on 21 July 1948; hosting an important gathering and publishing the first volume on the cardiovascular effects of smoking in 1960;[9] the founding of a Women in science. Bookseller Inventory # 73428

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Title: Chaotic Phenomena in Astrophysics; Annals of...

Publisher: The New York Academy of Sciences, New York

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Trade paperback

Book Condition: Very good

Edition: 1st Edition

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