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The telescope : a short history, Richard Dunn

Label
The telescope : a short history
Title
The telescope
Title remainder
a short history
Statement of responsibility
Richard Dunn
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
As an instrument of science and navigation the telescope was at the forefront of discovery. Even today it is vital to modern understanding of space and the origins of matter. The story of its development is a fascinating narrative of scientific endeavour, exploration and ingenuity, encompassing the lives of scientists and astronomers such as Galileo, Newton, William Herschel and Edmund Halley as well as the exploits of naval officers and explorers like Cloudisley Shovell and James Cook. Richard Dunn presents an engaging historical survey that traces the telescope from its invention in 1608 to its contemporary applications in astrophysics. Profusely illustrated with exquisite examples of telescopes and other prints, drawings and artworks, The Telescope will appeal to all those with an interest in science, discovery and exploration, maritime history, seafaring or astronomy
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dunn, Richard
Dewey number
522.209
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Royal Observatory, Greenwich
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Telescopes
Target audience
adult
Label
The telescope : a short history, Richard Dunn
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Royal Observatory Greenwich"
  • Originally published: London : National Maritime Museum, 2009
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [177]-180) and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.Before the telescope -- 2.The birth of the telescope 1608-1700 -- 3.The telescope and the imagination 1608-1700 -- 4.The reflecting telescope 1610-1800 -- 5.Perfecting the refractor 1700-1800 -- 6.Global domination 1720-1900 -- 7.The telescopic view 1720-1900 -- 8.Telescopes, binoculars and modern life -- 9.Modern astronomical telescopes
Control code
000048046521
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
192 p.
Isbn
9781844861477
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
Label
The telescope : a short history, Richard Dunn
Publication
Note
  • "Royal Observatory Greenwich"
  • Originally published: London : National Maritime Museum, 2009
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [177]-180) and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.Before the telescope -- 2.The birth of the telescope 1608-1700 -- 3.The telescope and the imagination 1608-1700 -- 4.The reflecting telescope 1610-1800 -- 5.Perfecting the refractor 1700-1800 -- 6.Global domination 1720-1900 -- 7.The telescopic view 1720-1900 -- 8.Telescopes, binoculars and modern life -- 9.Modern astronomical telescopes
Control code
000048046521
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
192 p.
Isbn
9781844861477
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)

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