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The Herschels and Modern Astronomy.

CLERKE, Agnes M. [Mary] (1842-1907):

Published by New York: Macmillan, 1895., 1895
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First Edition, American issue (published simultaneously in London by Cassell). Frontispiece, vi, 7-224 pp; 2 illus. Original cloth. Head of spine chipped. Remains of bookplate on front pastedown. Else Very Good. The Century Science Series. 'The Herschels discussed in this biography are Sir William Herschel, his sister Caroline, and William's son Sir John Herschel. Their lives and achievements are examined and their individual influences on astronomy are analysed in this book by the well known astronomical writer Agnes Clerke, which was first published in 1895' (Web site of Cambridge University Press, which reprinted the book in paperback in 2010). Contents: Preface; 1. Early life of William Herschel; 2. The King's astronomer; 3. The explorer of the heavens; 4. Herschel's special investigations; 5. The influence of Herschel's career on modern astronomy; 6. Caroline Herschel; 7. Sir John Herschel at Cambridge and Slough; 8. Expedition to the Cape; 9. Life at Collingwood; 10. Writings and experimental investigations; Index. Bookseller Inventory # 20027

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Title: The Herschels and Modern Astronomy.

Publisher: New York: Macmillan, 1895.

Publication Date: 1895

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: 1st Edition

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