Cover of The History of the Telescope
Category: History
Publisher: Univ Science Books
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9780486432656
Year: 2011

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The History of the Telescope Irelates not only the stories of early inventors and astronomers but also the rarely recorded details of the instruments themselves and their makers. This remarkable chronicle covers many fields, including professional and amateur astronomy, optics, glass and lens technology, and the craft of the precision instrument.BRAuthor Henry C. King bases his accounts primarily on first-hand sources — the letters, memoirs, papers, and treatises of the men who worked with telescopes.

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