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Comet Sweeper : Caroline Herschel's Astronomical Ambition (Reprint) (Paperback) (Claire Brock)

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Having escaped domestic servitude in Germany by teaching herself to sing, and established a career in England, Caroline Herschel learned astronomy while helping her brother William, then Astronomer Royal.
Soon making scientific discoveries in her own right, she swept to international scientific and popular fame. She was awarded a salary by George III in 1787 ? the first woman in Britain to make her living from science.

But, as a woman in a male-dominated world, Herschel's great success was achieved despite constant frustration of her ambitions. Drawing on original sources ? including Herschel's diaries and her fiery letters ? Claire Brock tells the story of a woman determined to win independence and satisfy her astronomical ambition.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 292
Genre: Science, Biography + Autobiography
Series Title: Icon Science
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pgw
Author: Claire Brock
Language: English
Street Date: April 18, 2017
TCIN: 51565194
UPC: 9781785781667
Item Number (DPCI): 248-25-1793
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