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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:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: 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 p. : ill. ; 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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