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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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The history of the telescope is a rich story of human ingenuity and perseverance involving some of the most colourful figures of the scientific world - Galileo, Johannes, Kepler, Isaac Newton, William Herschel, George Ellery Hale and Edwin Hubble. Stargazer, written by one of the world's top astronomers, brings to life the story of these brilliant, if sometimes quirky, scientists as they turned their eyes and ideas  Read more...
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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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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.  Read more...

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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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