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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, NY : Atlas ; New York, NY [etc.] : Norton, 2009.
Series: Great discoveries.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
Database:WorldCat
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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: Biografieën (vorm)
Named Person: William Herschel; Caroline Herschel
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael D Lemonick
ISBN: 9780393065749 039306574X 9780393337099 039333709X
OCLC Number: 907180132
Description: 199 p., [4] p. pl. ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Great discoveries.
Responsibility: Michael D. Lemonick.

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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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