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The telescope a short history by Richard Dunn

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Offering a refreshingly cross-disciplinary approach, this history of the telescope broadens the story of this iconic device to explain the use of the telescope at sea; explore its cultural influences in literature, art, and film; and reveal its everyday uses--from bird watching to spying. Complete with illustrations that visually trace the development of the technology alongside the text, the book discloses lesser-known stories involving the dangers of termites and some unique uses of a well and a Ford Model T. While more well-known stories of scientific marvels like the Hubble telescope are also covered, this in-depth account deliberately goes beyond the obvious to examine the important development of the telescope as a modest hand-held device and analyze its wider impact on culture and society.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementRichard Dunn
ContributionsNational Maritime Museum (Great Britain)
LC ClassificationsQB88 .D86 2009
The Physical Object
Pagination192 pages :
Number of Pages192
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26485645M
ISBN 101906367043
ISBN 109781906367046

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Oct 01,  · The Hubble Space Telescope is now at the apex of its imaging capabilities yet until the publication of Hubble's Universe, no other popular book had presented the latest pictures taken by the new Wide Field Camera /5. If you only get one book to go along with your new telescope, make sure it's Turn Left at Orion! The perfect companion guide, it includes maps to nearly of the best objects, and drawings depicting what they will look like through your telescope. A captivating story filled with magic, mystery, and time-travel for middle-grade and early teen readers of Philip Pullman, J. K. Rowling, and Rick Riordan "Amazingly creative, filled with details and imagery that fill your mind with scenes as if you're there in the moment. I /5. Boreel's conclusion that Zacharias Janssen invented the telescope a little ahead of another spectacle maker, Hans Lippershey, was adopted by Pierre Borel in his book De vero telescopii inventore.