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The comet sweeper : Caroline Herschel's astronomical ambition

Author: Claire Brock
Publisher: Thriplow [England] : Icon ; Colchester [England] : Distributed in the UK by TBS Ltd., 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Comet Sweeper is the story of Britain's first female professional scientist, Caroline Herschel - a true Enlightenment celebrity whose rediscovery is long overdue." "Such was Herschel's reputation that a congratulatory letter in 1790 from the director of the Paris Observatory was simply addressed to 'Mlle Caroline Herschel, Astronome Celebre, Slough'. Having escaped domestic servitude in Germany by teaching  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
History
Named Person: Caroline Lucretia Herschel; Caroline Lucretia Herschel
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Claire Brock
ISBN: 1840467207 9781840467208
OCLC Number: 62892291
Description: x, 292 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Introduction: Astronomical ambition --
Chapter I: Early life --
Chapter II: Escape to Bath --
Chapter III: From stage ornament to celebrated female astronomer --
Chapter IV: Distinguished at last --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Claire Brock.

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Presents the story of Britain's first female professional scientist, Caroline Herschel - a true Enlightenment celebrity whose rediscovery is long overdue. This work tells the story of a woman so  Read more...

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