Quiet Revolution of Caroline Herschel: The Lost Heroine of Astronomy

Author(s): Emily Winterburn


New biography of one of the most influential female scientists.Caroline Herschel chronicled both her private life and her life in science in a series of diaries and autobiographies. in 1788, all diaries and journals ceased. As a result, we have almost no record of the decade in which, ironically, she made her most influential mark on science, in which she discovered 8 comets and became the first woman to have a paper read at the Royal Society . She destroyed all of her notebooks and diaries from this time, and her notes only resume in 1797, leaving us to piece together these lost ten years of one of the most influential women of science.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780750980678
  • : Peribo Pty Ltd
  • : Peribo Pty Ltd
  • : April 2018
  • : August 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Emily Winterburn
  • : Hardcover
  • : 2018
  • : English
  • : 509