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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.
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"As an instrument of science and navigation the telescope was at the forefront of discovery. Even today it is vital to modern understanding of space and the origins of matter. The story of its development is a fascinating narrative of scientific endeavour, exploration and ingenuity, encompassing the lives of scientists and astronomers such as Galileo, Newton, William Herschel and Edmund Halley as well as the  Read more...
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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 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 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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