Invention of the Telescope: Transactions, APS

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DIANE Publishing Company, 2008 - 67 pages
Ours is an age of science & technology, based on precision instruments. The first such device to strengthen our feeble human senses in our striving to comprehend the strange & elusive universe around us was the telescope. Cornelis de Waard, in his ¿De uitvinding der verrekijkers¿ (The Hague, 1906), had uncovered many new documents bearing on the genesis of the telescope. Van Helden began this project as a translation of de Waard¿s study. However, Van Helden decided that the profession & de Waard¿s memory would be better served by a collection & translation of all the relevant primary sources named in his study. Contents of this volume: Intro.; The Background; Between Porta & Lipperhey, 1589-1608; Postscript; & Documents. Illus. Reprint.

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