Discoverers of the Universe

Discoverers of the Universe

William and Caroline Herschel

eBook - 2011
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Discoverers of the Universe tells the gripping story of William Herschel, the brilliant, fiercely ambitious, emotionally complex musician and composer who became court astronomer to Britain's King George III, and of William's sister, Caroline, who assisted him in his observations of the night sky and became an accomplished astronomer in her own right. Together, they transformed our view of the universe from the unchanging, mechanical creation of Newton's clockmaker god to the ever-evolving, incredibly dynamic cosmos that it truly is. William was in his forties when his amateur observations usi.
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2011
ISBN: 9781400838127
1400838126
9780691148335
0691148333
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 237 pages, [16] pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)

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