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Stargazer : the life and times of the telescope

Author: Fred Watson
Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Stargazer brings the story of the telescope to general readership for the first time, it presents the most up-to-date historical scholarship in a lively and entertaining manner.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fred Watson
ISBN: 1865086584 9781865086583
OCLC Number: 224041307
Description: 342 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 20 cm
Contents: Power telescopes --
Eyes of Denmark --
Enigma --
Enlightenment --
Flowering --
Evolution --
On reflection --
Mirror image --
Scandal --
Way to Heaven --
Astronomers behaving badly --
Leviathans --
Heartbreaker --
Dream optics --
Silver and glass --
Walking with galaxies.
Responsibility: Fred Watson.

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First US review-in the 5/15 issue of Kirkus...and it's STARRED! They call it a "pleasing history...told with gleeful professionalism" and praise your "light touch of humor." The last line reads "A Read more...

 
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