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Double stars : the story of Caroline Herschel

Author: Padma Venkatraman
Publisher: Greensboro, N.C. : Morgan Reynolds Pub., ©2007.
Series: Profiles in science (Greensboro, N.C.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Examines the life of eighteenth-century English astronomer Caroline Herschel, discussing her early bout with typhus, and focusing on her work in astronomy during which she helped her brother William and made independent discoveries of her own.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Caroline Lucretia Herschel; William Herschel; Caroline Lucretia Herschel; William Herschel
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Padma Venkatraman
ISBN: 9781599350424 1599350424
OCLC Number: 74029420
Description: 176 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Cinderella of the family --
Escape to England --
Stars and song --
Watcher of the skies --
Star clusters and mysterious clouds --
Days rich in discovery --
Most admirable lady astronomer --
Catalogue --
The Passing of William --
Why did I leave happy England? --
Double stars.
Series Title: Profiles in science (Greensboro, N.C.)
Responsibility: by Padma Venkatraman.
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Examines the life of eighteenth-century English astronomer Caroline Herschel, discussing her early bout with typhus, and focusing on her work in astronomy during which she helped her brother William and made independent discoveries of her own.

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