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William Herschel.

Author: A Armitage
Publisher: London, New York, Nelson [1962]
Series: British men of science.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this book Dr. Armitage retells the story of the life and work of William Herschel, the self-taught amateur astronomer who rose from obscurity to world-fame, almost literally in a night, and whose achievements opened a new era in astronomical optics. The author gives an outline of Herschel's life and deals in detail with his scientific achievements, including his invention of an improved more effective telescope.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Armitage, A. (Angus), 1902-1976.
William Herschel.
London ; New York : T. Nelson, ©1962
(OCoLC)624107570
Named Person: William Herschel; Herschel, Sir William; William Herschel; William Herschel
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A Armitage
OCLC Number: 174519
Description: 158 pages illustrations 21 cm.
Contents: Herschel's Hericage of Astronomy --
Herschel's Life Story --
Herschel's Contributions to Astronomy -1 --
1. Herschel's Telescopes --
2. The Mountains of the Moon --
3. The Constitution of the Sun --
4. The Physics of Solar Radiation --
5. Planets and Comets --
Herschel's Contributions to Astronomy --
2 --
1. Variable Stars --
2. Stellar Magnitudes --
3. Stellar Parallax --
4. Double Stars --
5. The Sun's Motion through Space --
Herschel's Contributions to Astronomy --
3 --
1. The Construction of the Heavens, 1784 and 1785 --
2. Sweeps and Nebular Catalogues --
3. Nebulous Stars --
4. The Construction of the Heavens, 1817 and 1818 --
5. The Evolution of Celestial Systems --
6. A Conspectus --
Epilogue --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: British men of science.

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In this book Dr. Armitage retells the story of the life and work of William Herschel, the self-taught amateur astronomer who rose from obscurity to world-fame, almost literally in a night, and whose achievements opened a new era in astronomical optics. The author gives an outline of Herschel's life and deals in detail with his scientific achievements, including his invention of an improved more effective telescope.

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