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The Resource Stargazer : the life and times of the telescope, Fred Watson

Stargazer : the life and times of the telescope, Fred Watson

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Stargazer : the life and times of the telescope
Title
Stargazer
Title remainder
the life and times of the telescope
Statement of responsibility
Fred Watson
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The telescope is undoubtedly one of the world's most far-reaching inventions. For the past four centuries the telescope has stood at the forefront of human discovery. From its humble beginnings in seventeenth-century Holland, when a simple spectacle-maker first presented his invention to his country's military leaders, to today's colossal structures housed in space-age cathedrals, the telescope has unlocked nature's secrets. And in the past decade, the Hubble Space Telescope has brought us to the very edges of the universe, and the very beginning of time. How did the telescope---a potent mix of art, science, and engineering---reach its present level of sophistication? The history of the telescope is a rich story of human ingenuity and perseverance involving some of the most colorful figures of the scientific world---Galileo, Johann Kepler, Isaac Newton, William Herschel, George Ellery Hale, and Edwin Hubble. Stargazer brings to life the story of these brilliant, and sometime quirky, scientists as they turned their eyes and ideas beyond what anyone thought possible. Professor Fred Watson, one of Australia's top astronomers, writes clearly and skillfully, without technical jargon but with a dash of humor, explaining the science and technology behind the telescope, and the enormous impact that it has had for four hundred years on how we have come to understand the universe
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173495
Cataloging source
BT
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1944-
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Watson, Fred
Dewey number
522.2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Telescopes
  • Astronomy
Target audience
adult
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the life and times of the telescope
Label
Stargazer : the life and times of the telescope, Fred Watson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 312-322
Control code
000025911209
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
342 p., [8] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781865086583
Isbn Type
:
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
Label
Stargazer : the life and times of the telescope, Fred Watson
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 312-322
Control code
000025911209
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
342 p., [8] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781865086583
Isbn Type
:
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.

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