Preface Introduction by David S. Evans 1. The Young Prodigy 2. Versatility, Vocation, and Travel 3. The Astronomical Heritage 4. At the Cape of Good Hope 5. Constellation Reform and Terrestrial Magnetism 6. Photography and Photochemistry 7. The Collingwood Period 8. Public Office and Last Years Reference Notes Bibliography Index
Gunther Buttmann is a Herschel scholar whose book, first published in Germany, has been internationally hailed as a major biography.