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The Shadow of the Telescope

A Biography of John Herschel

By Gunther Buttman

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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.

EAN: 9780718895273
ISBN: 0718895274
Publisher: Lutterworth Press
Dimensions: 15.6 x 23.4 x 1.6 centimetres
Age Range: 15+ years
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