The Georgian Star: How William and Caroline Herschel Revolutionized Our Understanding of the Cosmos.
Fanny and Edmund weren't the only people looking skyward in Austen's time period. The Herschels invented modern astronomy during this time after George gained fame in 1781 for discovering a new Planet, Uranus. His sister Caroline worked as his partner, cataloging a new world. Together, they changed humanity's image of our place in nature. Well-written, enjoyable dual biography. W, W, Norton. 2009. Hb, Dj. NEW. Special price. $7.00