The Comet Sweeper Caroline Herschel's Astronomical Ambition
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- Edition: Reprint
- Format: Paperback
- Copyright: 03/14/2017
- Publisher: Icon Books
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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.