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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.
About the Author:
Albert Van Helden is professor emeritus of history of science at Rice University and Utrecht University.
Title: The Origins of the Telescope (History of ...
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Publication Date: 2011
Book Condition: Used: Good
Book Description Amsterdam University Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 9069846152 Crisp, clean, unread book with some shelfwear and a remainder mark to one edge - NICE. Bookseller Inventory # Z9069846152Z2