Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

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Jeffreys, Harold

Reference work entry

BornFatfield, Durham, England, 22 April 1891

Died Cambridge, England, 18 March 1989
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Selected References

  1. Bolt, B. A. (1990). “Sir Harold Jeffreys (1891–1989).” Quarterly Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society 31: 267–271.ADSGoogle Scholar
  2. Cook, Sir Alan H. (1990). “Sir Harold Jeffreys.” Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 36: 301–333.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. — (1996). “Jeffreys, Sir Harold.” In Dictionary of National Biography, 19861990, edited by C. S. Nicholls and Sir Keith Thomas, pp. 229–230. Oxford: Oxford University Press.Google Scholar
  4. Jeffreys, Sir Harold (1959). The Earth: Its Origin, History, and Physical Constitution. 4th ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.MATHGoogle Scholar
  5. — (1971–1976). Collected Papers of Sir Harold Jeffreys on Geophysics and Other Sciences. 6 Vols. London: Gordon and Breach. (Titles of papers include: “Theoretical and Observational Seismology,” “Observational Seismology,” “Gravity,” “Dissipation of Energy and Thermal History,” “Astronomy and Geophysics,” “Mathematics, Probability, and Miscellaneous Other Sciences.”)Google Scholar
  6. — (1989). Bayesian Analysis in Econometrics and Statistics: Essays in Honor of Harold Jeffreys, edited by Arnold Zollner. Malabar, Florida: R. E. Kreiger.Google Scholar
  7. — (1998). Theory of Probability. 3rd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.Google Scholar
  8. — Taped Interview. Royal Meteorological Society, National Meteorological Library, Bracknell, Bershire, England.Google Scholar
  9. — and Bertha S. Jeffreys (1999). Methods of Mathematical Physics. 3rd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.MATHGoogle Scholar
  10. Lindley, D. V. (1989). “Obituary: Harold Jeffreys, 1891–1989.” Journal of the Royal Statistical Society A 152, pt. 3: 417–418.ADSMathSciNetMATHGoogle Scholar
  11. Spall, Henry (1980). “Sir Harold Jeffreys.” Earthquake Information Bulletin 12, no. 2: 48–53. (Interview.)Google Scholar

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