References for George Airy

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  1. O J Eggen, Biography in Dictionary of Scientific Biography (New York 1970-1990).
    http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-2830900062.html
  2. Biography in Encyclopaedia Britannica.
    http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9005227/Sir-George-Biddell-Airy

Books:

  1. W A Airy, Autobiography of Sir George Airy (London, 1896).

Articles:

  1. A Chapman, Britain's first professional astronomer : George Biddell Airy (1801-1892), Yearbook of astronomy (1991), 185-205.
  2. A Chapman, The pit and the pendulum : George Biddell Airy and his measurements of gravity, Astronomy Now 5 (1991), 18-20.
  3. A Chapman, George Biddell Airy, F.R.S. (1801-1892) : a centenary commemoration, Notes and Records Roy. Soc. London 46 (1) (1992), 103-110.
  4. A M Clerke, George Biddell Airy, Dictionary of National Biography Supplement I (London, 1901), 22-25.
  5. A D D Craik, The origins of water-wave theory, Ann. Rev. Fluid Mech. (2002).
    http://www.annualreviews.org/doi/abs/10.1146%2Fannurev.fluid.36.050802.122118
  6. J E Kennedy, Exchanges of correspondence between Sir G B Airy and William Brydone Jack, The origins, achievement and influence of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich: 1675-1975, Vistas Astronom. 20 (1-2) (1976), 211-214.
  7. A Macfarlane (ed.), George Biddell Airy, in Lectures on Ten British Physicists of the Nineteenth Century (New York, 1919), 111
    http://www.gutenberg.net/etext06/tbmms10p.pdf
  8. A J Meadows, The Airy era, The origins, achievement and influence of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich : 1675-1975, Vistas Astronom. 20 (1-2) (1976), 197-201.

JOC/EFR May 2001

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