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THE HERSCHELS OF HANOVER
Michael Hoskin
 

Biographical essays on William and Caroline Herschel, their parents and their eight siblings, together with an assessment of the Herschelian revolution in astronomy. With colour plates of miniatures of William and Mary Herschel, portraits of William and Caroline, and watercolours of the 20-ft, 40-ft and 25-ft (Spanish) reflectors.

Pp. x + 182, hardbound.
35 including postage
ISBN 978-0-905193-07-6

 
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THE HERSCHEL PARTNERSHIP
as viewed by Caroline
Michael Hoskin
 

The partnership between William Herschel (1738–1822) and his sister Caroline (1750–1848) transformed astronomy from the study of the solar system, with the stars as little more than a backcloth, to the exploration of the stellar system, the nebulae, and the cosmos as a whole. This book examines the partnership from the viewpoint of Caroline, and reveals the sacrifices she was called on to make and the effects these had on her.

“The rags-to-riches story of Caroline Herschel, from household drudge in Hanover to gold-medal-winning astronomer, has been well known since the posthumous publication of her memoirs in 1876. But Michael Hoskin brings to the subject a richness of detail and nuance that was previously unimaginable. He firmly establishes the context for the most extraordinary partnership astronomy has ever known.”
Owen Gingerich, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Pp. viii + 182, with 21 illustrations, hardbound.
25 including postage
ISBN 0-905193-05-9

 
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CAROLINE HERSCHEL'S AUTOBIOGRAPHIES
Michael Hoskin
 

The first complete and annotated edition of two sources fundamental for the understanding of the Herschel partnership.

Pp. viii +147, with 10 illustrations, hardbound.
25 including postage.
ISBN 0-905193-06-7