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John Herschel

Astronomer, Mathematician, Photographer (7-Mar-1792 — 11-May-1871)


Gunther Buttmann. The Shadow of the Telescope: A Biography of John Herschel. New York: Scribner's. 1970. 219pp.

Michael J. Crowe; David R. Dyck; James R. Kevin (editors). A Calendar of the Correspondence of Sir John Herschel. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press. 1998. 828pp.

Steven Ruskin. John Herschel's Cape Voyage: Private Science, Public Imagination and the Ambitions of Empire. Ashgate Publishing. 2004. 229pp.

Laura J. Snyder. The Philosophical Breakfast Club Four Remarkable Friends Who Transformed Science and Changed the World. New York: Broadway Books. 2011. 440pp. Charles Babbage, John Herschel, William Whewell, and Richard Jones.

Brian Warner; John Rourke. Flora Herscheliana: Sir John & Lady Herschel at the Cape, 1834 to 1838. Johannesburg, South Africa: Brenthurst Press. 1998. 295pp.


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  5. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  6. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.704)

  7. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature (p.189)

  8. Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology (p.203a)

  9. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.234)

  10. Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientists (p.228)

  11. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.243)

  12. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.138)

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