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Stargazer : the life and times of the telescope

Author: Fred Watson
Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The telescope is literally the world's most far-reaching invention. It can unlock nature's secrets in the remotest corners of the universe. It is a time machine, allowing us to look billions of years into the past for answers to some of our most profound questions. In its 400-year history, the telescope has progressed from a crudely fashioned tube holding a couple of spectacle lenses to colossal structures housed in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fred Watson
ISBN: 9781741753837 174175383X
OCLC Number: 225464622
Notes: Previously published: 2004.
Description: 1 volume
Responsibility: author, Fred Watson.

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The telescope is literally the world's most far-reaching invention. It can unlock nature's secrets in the remotest corners of the universe. It is a time machine, allowing us to look billions of years  Read more...

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