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A Calendar of the Correspondence of Sir John Herschel

A Calendar of the Correspondence of Sir John Herschel

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  • Date Published: October 1998
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print November 2002
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521631495

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  • This volume provides for the first time summaries, descriptions, and documentation for 14,815 letters written by or sent to Sir John Herschel (1792–1871). Herschel's numerous contributions to astronomy as well as to mathematics, physics, chemistry (especially photochemistry and photography), meteorology, philosophy of science, and scientific organization, led his British contemporaries to regard him as the most prominent scientist of his era. Because Herschel corresponded on a remarkable array of topics and with leading figures both in Britain and beyond, this volume gives scholars access to a wealth of revealing new information. The many new uses of the volume are enhanced by its Biographical Register, which indentifies about 1500 of Herschel's correspondents, and its Index, which supplies 30,000 references. This volume is far and away the most extensive source of information on John Herschel ever published. Also included are bibliographies of Herschel's publications and of publications on him.

    • The Herschel calendar is the product of the most extensive research project ever undertaken on his correspondence
    • Provides indexed summaries of 14,815 letters written by and to John Herschel
    • No comparable volume on Herschel's correspondence has ever been published
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'It is the most complex collection of Herschels correspondence ever published. So it is a very interesting source for all readers wanting to know more on this man, his work, his time and all those people Herschel was in contact with.' Reviews of Astronomical Tools

    ' … this impressive calendar is an essential resource for anyone studying the world of nineteenth-century Britain in general.' British Journal for the History of Science

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 1998
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521631495
    • length: 836 pages
    • dimensions: 281 x 216 x 50 mm
    • weight: 2.13kg
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print November 2002
  • Table of Contents

    1. Provenance list
    2. Abbreviations and Symbols Used for Physical Descriptions
    3. The correspondence
    4. Undated letters
    5. Appendix I: Bibliography of Publications by John Herschel:
    6. Apppendix II: Bibliography of Works Containing Printed Herschel Correspondence:
    7. Appendix III: Bibliography of Publications on John Herschel:
    8. Appendix IV: Bibliography Register and Index of Correspondents:
    9. Bibliography of sources for bibliographical register
    10. Index.

  • Editor

    Michael J. Crowe, University of Notre Dame, Indiana

    Associate Editor

    David R. Dyck, University of Winnipeg, Canada

    James R. Kevin

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