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The telescope : its history, technology, and future

The telescope : its history, technology, and future

Author: Geoff Andersen
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Tells the story behind Carrington - amateur English astronomer's observations of a mysterious explosion on the surface of the Sun and how his brilliant insight - that the Sun's magnetism directly  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoff Andersen
ISBN: 9780691126609 0691126607
OCLC Number: 963485894
Awards: Commended for Royal Society Prize for Science Books: General Prize 2008
Description: 248 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: List of Illustrations ix Acknowledgments xi Prologue: The Dog Years 1 Chapter One: The First Swallow of Summer 9 Chapter Two: Herschel's Grand Absurdity 25 Chapter Three: The Magnetic Crusade 47 Chapter Four: The Solar Lockstep 58 Chapter Five: The Day and Night Observatory 71 Chapter Six: The Perfect Solar Storm 80 Chapter Seven: In the Grip of the Sun 93 Chapter Eight: The Greatest Prize of All 98 Chapter Nine: Death at the Devil's Jumps 117 Chapter Ten: The Sun's Librarian 129 Chapter Eleven: New Flare, New Storm, New Understanding 148 Chapter Twelve: The Waiting Game 168 Chapter Thirteen: The Cloud Chamber 179 Epilogue: Magnetar Spring 188 Bibliography 191 Index 207
Responsibility: Geoff Andersen.


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In this well-researched and very well-written book, Clark tells the embattled, little-known history of modern astronomy, a spry tale full of intrigue, jealousy, spite, dedication and perseverance. -- Read more...

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