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Caroline's Comets : A True Story - Emily Arnold McCully

Caroline's Comets

A True Story

Hardcover Published: 28th February 2017
ISBN: 9780823436644
Number Of Pages: 40
For Ages: 4 - 6 years old

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With courage and confidence, Caroline Herschel (1750-1848) becomes the first woman professional scientist and one of the greatest astronomers who ever lived.

 Born the youngest daughter of a poor family in Hanover, Germany, she was scarred from smallpox, stunted from typhus and used by her parents as a scullery maid. But when her favorite brother, William, left for England, he took her with him. The siblings shared a passion for stars, and together they built the greatest telescope of their age, working tirelessly on star charts. Using their telescope, Caroline discovered fourteen nebulae and two galaxies, was the first woman to discover a comet, and became the first woman officially employed as a scientist—by no less than the King of England! The information from the Herschels’ star catalogs is still used by space agencies today.

A 2018 NSTA-CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12.

ISBN: 9780823436644
ISBN-10: 0823436640
Audience: Children
For Ages: 4 - 6 years old
For Grades: 1 - 4
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 40
Published: 28th February 2017
Publisher: Holiday House
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 27.94  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.41

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