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The Scientific Papers of Sir William Herschel

The Scientific Papers of Sir William Herschel
Including Early Papers Hitherto Unpublished
2 Volume Set


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Astronomy

  • Date Published: September 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108064644

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  • By the time of his death, William Herschel (1738–1822) had built revolutionary telescopes, identified hundreds of binary stars, and published astronomical papers in over forty volumes of the Royal Society's Philosophical Transactions. This two-volume collection, which originally appeared in 1912, was the first to gather together his scattered publications. It draws also on a wealth of previously unpublished material, from personal letters to numerous papers presented to the Philosophical Society of Bath. Although Herschel is best known for his discovery of Uranus, this collection highlights the true range of his observations and interests. Focusing on his early work, Volume 1 includes notes on the discovery of Uranus and a biographical account by the historian of astronomy J. L. E. Dreyer. Volume 2 features later work, including studies of solar heat and the atmosphere of Saturn. It also features an appendix of work compiled by his son, John Herschel, and sister Caroline.

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    • Date Published: September 2013
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108064644
    • length: 1500 pages
    • dimensions: 297 x 211 x 79 mm
    • weight: 3.53kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    Unpublished papers
    Papers published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society and elsewhere. Volume 2: Papers published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society and elsewhere

  • Author

    William Herschel


    John Louis Emil Dreyer

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