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The Georgian Star von Michael D. Lemonick

How William and Caroline Herschel Revolutionized Our Understanding of the Cosmos
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ISBN: 978-0-393-33709-9
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Trained as a musician, amateur scientist William Herschel found international fame after discovering the planet Uranus in 1781. Though he is still best known for this finding, his partnership with his sister Caroline yielded other groundbreaking work that affects how we see the world today. The Herschels made comprehensive surveys of the night sky, carefully categorizing every visible object in the void. Caroline wrote an influential catalogue of nebulae, and William discovered infrared radiation. Veteran science writer Michael D. Lemonick guides readers through the depths of the solar system and into his subjects' private lives: William developed bizarre theories about inhabitants of the sun; he procured an unheard-of salary for Caroline from King George III even as he hassled over the funding for an enormous, forty-foot telescope; and the siblings feuded over William's marriage but eventually reconciled.

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Trained as a musician, amateur scientist William Herschel found international fame after discovering the planet Uranus in 1781. Though he is still best known for this finding, his partnership with his sister Caroline yielded other groundbreaking work that affects how we see the world today. The Herschels made comprehensive surveys of the night sky, carefully categorizing every visible object in the void. Caroline wrote an influential catalogue of nebulae, and William discovered infrared radiation. Veteran science writer Michael D. Lemonick guides readers through the depths of the solar system and into his subjects' private lives: William developed bizarre theories about inhabitants of the sun; he procured an unheard-of salary for Caroline from King George III even as he hassled over the funding for an enormous, forty-foot telescope; and the siblings feuded over William's marriage but eventually reconciled.

Autor Lemonick, Michael D.
Verlag W. W. Norton & Company
Einband Kartonierter Einband (Kt)
Erscheinungsjahr 2009
Seitenangabe 204 S.
Lieferstatus Folgt in ca. 5 Arbeitstagen
Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
Abbildungen Paperback
Masse H20.3 cm x B12.7 cm x D1.3 cm 252 g

Über den Autor Michael D. Lemonick

MICHAEL D. LEMONICK is the Opinion Editor at Scientific American. He has written more than 50 Time magazine cover stories on science, and has written for National Geographic, The New Yorker and other publications. This is his seventh book.

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