William Herschel

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Noun1.William Herschel - English astronomer (born in Germany) who discovered infrared light and who catalogued the stars and discovered the planet Uranus (1738-1822)William Herschel - English astronomer (born in Germany) who discovered infrared light and who catalogued the stars and discovered the planet Uranus (1738-1822)
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John's University) presents the surprisingly engrossing story of four men--Charles Babbage, John Herschel, William Whewell, and Richard Jones--who met as students at Cambridge University, and then went on to have a tremendous effect of the development of science in the 19th century.
These men--Charles Babbage, John Herschel, William Whewell and Richard Jones--fought to promote Francis Bacon's inductive method, which depended on data to form overarching theories.
While Charles Babbage, John Herschel, William Whewell and Richard Jones are relatively unknown today, their discussions should not go unnoted and this book tells their story and how their friendship influenced world changes.