The Shadow of the Telescope
A Biography of John Herschel
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|Format: ||Paperback, 288 pages|
This first full-length biography of Sir John Herschel tells of a remarkable man who contributed to nearly every branch of astronomy, and to half a dozen other sciences as well.
Table of 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
About the Author
Gunther Buttmann is a Herschel scholar whose book, first published in Germany, has been internationally hailed as a major biography.
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