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The Comet Sweeper Caroline Herschel's Astronomical Ambition

Biography / Memoir
By: Claire Brock
208 pages, no illustrations
Publisher: Icon Books
The Comet Sweeper
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  • The Comet Sweeper ISBN: 9781840467208 Hardback Mar 2007 Temporarily out of stock: order now to get this when available
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About this book

The Comet Sweeper is the incredible story of Britain's first female professional scientist - Caroline Herschel.


Content s Acknowledgements x INTRODUCTION Astronomical ambition 1 CHAPTER I Early life 13 CHAPTER II Escape to Bath 61 CHAPTER III From stage ornament to 109 celebrated female astronomer CHAPTER IV Distinguished at last 163 Conclusion 219 Notes 225 Bibliography 265 Index 281

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About the author Claire Brock is a lecturer in the English Department at the University of Leicester. She was recently awarded the British Society for the History of Science's Singer Prize for an article on the Victorian scientist and writer Mary Somerville. She is available for interview.

Biography / Memoir
By: Claire Brock
208 pages, no illustrations
Publisher: Icon Books
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