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The Comet Sweeper: Caroline Herschel's Astronomical Ambition
 
 
Author
Claire Brock.
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Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 7.6 x 5.25 x 1.1 inches
ISBN 9781840467208
Pages/Publication Date 292/2007
Daedalus Item Code 22073
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Drawing on original sources—including diaries and letters—Claire Brock tells the story of Britain's first professional scientist, Caroline Herschel (1750–1848), who escaped domestic servitude in Germany by teaching herself to sing and establishing a career in England. Herschel learned astronomy while helping her brother William, the royal astronomer, and at the age of 36 discovered her first comet; two years later she discovered the comet that bears her name (35P/Herschel–Rigollet). Brock relates Herschel's path to scientific and popular fame, as well as the constant frustration of her ambitions in a male-dominated world.
 
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