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The Herschel Chronicle
The Life-Story of William Herschel and his Sister Caroline Herschel

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  • Date Published: October 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107650015

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  • Originally published in 1933, this book was written with the aim of presenting the life stories of William and Caroline Herschel in the setting of their family circle and the broader historical context. The text is composed, as far as possible, from their own words, using extracts from William Herschel's brief autobiographical notes and from Caroline's very full journals, as well as from letters. A variety of illustrative figures and an appendix section are also included. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the Herschels, astronomy and music.

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    • Date Published: October 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107650015
    • length: 418 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 156 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.64kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. 1651–1757
    2. 1757–61
    3. 1762–6
    4. 1767–72
    5. 1773–80
    6. 1781
    7. 1781–2
    8. 1782
    9. 1782–6
    10. 1786–9
    11. 1786–8
    12. 1783–5
    13. 1784–94
    14. 1786–1802
    15. 1792–1802
    16. 1788–98
    17. 1793–1804
    18. 1804–17
    19. 1797–1802
    20. 1802–6
    21. 1807–13
    22. 1812–16
    23. 1813–22
    24. 1822–48
    Appendix 1. Fourier's eloge of William Herschel
    Appendix 2. Epitaph on Sir William Herschel
    Appendix 3. Epitaph of Miss Caroline Herschel
    Appendix 4. Papers communicated to the Royal Society by William Herschel, which are referred to in the foregoing chapters
    Index.

  • Editor

    Constance A. Lubbock

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