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Discoverers of the universe : William and Caroline Herschel

Autor: Michael A Hoskin
Editora: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2011.
Edição/Formato   Imprimir livro : Biografia : InglêsVer todas as edições e formatos
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This biography traces William and Caroline Herschel's many extraordinary contributions to astronomy, shedding new light on their productive but complicated relationship, and setting their scientific achievements in the context of their personal struggles, larger-than-life ambitions, bitter disappointments, and astonishing triumphs.--Book jacket.
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Gênero/Forma: Biography
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Pessoa Denominada: William Herschel; Caroline Lucretia Herschel; Caroline Lucretia Herschel; William Herschel; William Herschel; Karoline Herschel
Tipo de Material: Biografia
Tipo de Documento Livro
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: Michael A Hoskin
ISBN: 9780691148335 0691148333
Número OCLC: 656213173
Descrição: xvi, 237 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Conteúdos: The Herschel family --
August 1772: the partnership convenes --
1707-1773: a musician's odyssey --
1773-1778: vocations in conflict --
1779-1781: an enthusiasm shared --
1781-1782: royal patronage --
1782-1783: "Astronomer to his majesty" --
1783-1785: the construction of the heavens --
1782-1790: "one of the greatest mechanics of his day" --
1786-1788: "gold can glitter as well as the stars" --
1788-1798: "noble and worthy priestess of the new heavens" --
1788-1810: "the most celebrated of all the astronomers of the universe" --
1792-1822: the torch is handed on --
1822-1833: John's "sacred duty" --
1833-1848: "the completion of my father's work."
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Tells the story of William Herschel, the brilliant, fiercely ambitious, emotionally complex musician and composer who became court astronomer to Britain's King George III, and of William's sister,  Ler mais...

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"The Herschels, claims Hoskin, were foremost in changing the view of the universe from a static, mechanical creation to that of a living, changing cosmos... Drawing from William's papers, as well as Ler mais...

 
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