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The shadow of the telescope : a biography of John Herschel

Author: Günther Buttmann; David S Evans
Publisher: Guildford : Lutterworth Press, 1974.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first full-length biography of the son of the more famous William Herschel. Making use of John Herschel's own unpublished writings, this book brings to life a remarkable man and his considerable  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Buttmann, Günther.
Shadow of the telescope.
Guildford : Lutterworth Press, 1974
(OCoLC)773318986
Named Person: John F W Herschel; John F W Herschel
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Günther Buttmann; David S Evans
ISBN: 0718820878 9780718820879
OCLC Number: 1369988
Notes: Translation of John Herschel.
Description: xiv, 219 pages, leaf of plates : illustrations, facsimile, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface Introduction by David S. Evans 1. The Young Prodigy 2. Versatility, Vocation, and Travel 3. The Astronomical Heritage 4. At the Cape of Good Hope 5. Constellation Reform and Terrestrial Magnetism 6. Photography and Photochemistry 7. The Collingwood Period 8. Public Office and Last Years Reference Notes Bibliography Index
Other Titles: John Herschel.
Responsibility: Günther Buttmann ; translated [from the German] by B.E.J. Pagel ; edited and with an introduction by David S. Evans ; illustrated with photographs and drawings.
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