The Origins of the Telescope (History of Science and Scholarship in the Netherlands)

Amsterdam University Press

Published by Amsterdam University Press, 2011
ISBN 10: 9069846152 / ISBN 13: 9789069846156
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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.

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Albert Van Helden is professor emeritus of history of science at Rice University and Utrecht University.

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Title: The Origins of the Telescope (History of ...
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Publication Date: 2011
Binding: Hardcover
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Published by Amsterdam University Press
ISBN 10: 9069846152 ISBN 13: 9789069846156
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