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Culmination of half a century of research, this book sets out to provide the definitive biography of this enigmatic woman born an Hanoverian scullery maid in 1750 who became the indispensable assistant to her brother William, the first salaried astronomer, discoverer of eight comets, recipient of a gold medal from the Royal Astronomical Society. A fascinating social and scientific portrait of the times.
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Prior to his retirement, Michael Hoskin was head of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge University. He is a Fellow of Churchill College. In 1970, he founded the Journal for the History of Astronomy and continues today as its editor.
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Book Description Watson Publishing International LLC, 2013. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0881354120