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The scientific legacy of William Herschel

Author: Clifford J Cunningham
Publisher: Cham : Springer, 2017.
Series: Historical & cultural astronomy.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book presents a modern scholarly analysis of issues associated with England's most famous astronomer, William Herschel. The popular subject of extraterrestrial life is looked at from the point  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cunningham, Clifford J.
Scientific Legacy of William Herschel.
Cham : Springer International Publishing AG, z. Hd. Alexander Grossmann, ©2017
Named Person: William Herschel; William Herschel
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Clifford J Cunningham
ISBN: 9783319328263 3319328263
OCLC Number: 1013823283
Description: 1 online resource (393 pages)
Contents: Preface - Foreword, Michael Hoskin. - Chapter One: Becoming an Astronomer: William Herschel's Journey Through an Eighteenth Century Education.- Chapter Two: Willaim Herschel and Comets.- Chapter Three: William Herschel's "Star Gages" and the Structure of the Milky Way. - Chapter Four: William Herschel and the "Front-View" Telescopes.- Chapter Five: William and John Herschel's Quest for Intelligent Extraterrestrial Life.- Chapter Six: The Actions of a Well Trained Puppy Dog: Caroline Herschel's Modest and Useful Life.- Chapter Seven: Accolades and Barbs: William Herschel in Poetry and Satire.- Index
Series Title: Historical & cultural astronomy.
Responsibility: Clifford J. Cunningham, editor.

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