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The Georgian star : how William and Caroline Herschel revolutionized our understanding of the cosmos

Author: Michael D Lemonick
Publisher: New York : Atlas & Co. : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2009.
Series: Great discoveries.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A tribute to the scientific contributions of Uranus planet discoverer William Herschel and his pioneering sister, Caroline, describes their establishment of surveying techniques that are still in use today, Caroline's cataloguing of nebulae, and William's discovery of infrared radiation.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: William Herschel; Caroline Lucretia Herschel; William Herschel; Caroline Lucretia Herschel; William Herschel; Caroline Lucretia Herschel; Caroline Lucretia Herschel; William Herschel
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael D Lemonick
ISBN: 9780393065749 039306574X
OCLC Number: 227016271
Description: 199 pages, [4] pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Great discoveries.
Responsibility: Michael D. Lemonick.

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Responsible for the greatest advances in astronomy since Copernicus, William and Caroline Herschel transformed our view of the heavens. This book guides readers through the depths of the solar system  Read more...

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