The Resource The comet sweeper : Caroline Herschel's astronomical ambition, Claire Brock

The comet sweeper : Caroline Herschel's astronomical ambition, Claire Brock

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The comet sweeper : Caroline Herschel's astronomical ambition
Title
The comet sweeper
Title remainder
Caroline Herschel's astronomical ambition
Statement of responsibility
Claire Brock
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Language
eng
Summary
"The Comet Sweeper is the story of Britain's first female professional scientist, Caroline Herschel - a true Enlightenment celebrity whose rediscovery is long overdue." "Such was Herschel's reputation that a congratulatory letter in 1790 from the director of the Paris Observatory was simply addressed to 'Mlle Caroline Herschel, Astronome Celebre, Slough'. Having escaped domestic servitude in Germany by teaching herself to sing and establishing a career in England, Herschel learned astronomy while helping her brother William, then royal astronomer." "Soon she was making discoveries in her own right, and she swept to international scientific and popular fame. She was awarded a salary by George III in 1787, becoming the first woman in Britain ever to make her living from science. But, as a woman in a male-dominated world, Herschel's success was achieved despite constant frustration of her ambitions. Assisting her brother had to take priority over her own work, and his marriage separated her from the instruments of her trade, stalling her career." "Drawing on original sources - including Herschel's diaries and her fiery letters - Claire Brock tells the story of a woman so determined to win independence and satisfy her ambition that she moved careers and countries while chasing success."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
UKM
Dewey number
520.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
The comet sweeper : Caroline Herschel's astronomical ambition, Claire Brock
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-279) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
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20 cm.
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Extent
x, 292 pages
Isbn
9781840467208
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • (Sirsi) HAS174780
  • (OCoLC)62892291
  • 10640389
  • (Uk)013585027
  • (Uk)013375976
  • (BNAtoc)B6764246
  • (Nz)10640389

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