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Title From Earth-bound to satellite : telescopes, skills, and networks / edited by Alison D. Morrison-Low [and others]
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, ©2012


Description 1 online resource (xxix, 265 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series History of science and medicine library ; v. 23
Scientific instruments and collections ; v. 2
History of science and medicine library ; v. 23.
History of science and medicine library. Scientific instruments and collections ; v. 2.
Contents List of Illustrations; Notes on Contributors; Foreword; Introduction: Writing the History of the Telescope: Makers, Markets and Mapping; Colour Plates I-XIII; Galileo's Shopping List: An Overlooked Document about Early Telescope Making; Johann Wiesel's Telescopes and his Clientele; The 'Invisible Technician' Made Visible: Telescope Making in the Seventeenth and Early Eighteenth-century Dutch Republic; The Art of Polishing: Practice and Prose in Eighteenth-century Telescope Making
Networks of Telescope Makers and the Evolution of Skill: Evidence from Observatory and Museum CollectionsScoping Longitude: Optical Designs for Navigation at Sea; Following the Stars: Clockwork for Telescopes in the Nineteenth Century; Telescopes Made in Berlin: From Carl Bamberg to Askania; Wide-Field Photographic Telescopes: The Yale, Harvard and Harvard/Smithsonian Meteor and Satellite Camera Networks; The Making of Space Astronomy: A Gift of the Cold War; General Index
Summary Marking the anniversary of the telescope's invention, these collected essays highlight a number of significant historical episodes concerning this well-loved instrument, which has played a crucial role in Man's thinking about his position - literally and philosophically - in the universe
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Telescopes -- History
NATURE -- Sky Observation.
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Morrison-Low, A. D
ISBN 9789004214613