Origins of the Telescope

Origins of the Telescope

by Sven DupréAlbert Van Helden Huib Zuidervaart and others

Hardback Publication Date: 01/02/2011

  $99.00

The origins of the telescope have been debated since the instrument s appearance in the Hague in 1608. Civic and national pride has led local dignitaries, popular writers, and scholars to present sharply divergent histories over the years, crediting a variety of people and places with the invention. Drawing on newly discovered documents, re-examined records, and tests of early lenses and telescopes, this fascinating study proposes a new and convincing account of the origins of the instrument that changed mankind s vision of the universe."

ISBN:
9789069846156
9789069846156
Category:
Optical physics
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01-02-2011
Language:
English
Publisher:
Amsterdam University Press
Country of origin:
Netherlands
Dimensions (mm):
241.3x165.1x30.48mm
Weight:
0.96kg

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