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The telescope : a short history

Author: Richard Dunn; Royal Observatory, Greenwich.; National Maritime Museum (Great Britain)
Publisher: London : Conway ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. by Sterling Pub. Co., 2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of the telecope's development, a fascinating narrative of scientific endeavour, exploration and ingenuity

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Dunn; Royal Observatory, Greenwich.; National Maritime Museum (Great Britain)
ISBN: 9781844861477 1844861473
OCLC Number: 704379130
Notes: Originally published: London : National Maritime Museum, 2009.
Description: 192 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 21 cm.
Contents: Before the telescope --
The birth of the telescope 1608-1700 --
The telescope and the imagination 1608-1700 --
The reflecting telescope 1610-1800 --
Perfecting the refractor 1700-1800 --
Global domination 1720-1900 --
The telescopic view 1720-1900 --
Telescopes, binoculars and modern life --
Modern astronomical telescopes --
Epilogue : looking to the future --
The telescope : a short timeline.
Responsibility: Richard Dunn.

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