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by Henry C. King


A Dover reprint of a classic book on the history of telescopes, up to around 1950. This is a reprint of Henry C. King's classic, originally published in 1955.

A Dover reprint of a classic book on the history of telescopes, up to around 1950. Inexpensive, and well-worth having on your bookshelf if you're an amateur user. The time span covers pretty much the beginnings of visual astronomy through the Mount Palomar 200" Hale telescope. A particularly interesting era is the 18th century, with many notable advances made in glass manufacture and beginning of very large reflecting telescopes in the hands of Sir William Herschel.

This book is one that I can heartily recommend. Bibliographic information. The History of the Telescope Dover Books on Astronomy Series. Sir Harold Spencer Jones, F. R. formerly Astronomer Royal A model of comprehensive scholarship, The History of the Telescope relates not only the stories of early inventors and astronomers but also the rarely recorded details of the instruments themselves and their makers.

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Dover Books on Astronomy. By (author) Henry Charles King. 1. The Beginnings of Astronomical Observation 2. Early References to Lenses and to Optics 3. The Application of the Telescope to Astronomy by Galileo 4. Descartes' Failure to Improve the Telescope 5. Newton's Dispersion Investigations 6. Gascoigne and Picard Use Telescopic Sights 7. The Telescopes Used by Herschel at Bath 8. Hall's Invention of the Achromatic Lens 9. Guinand's Contributions.

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I have seen some books come close, but nothing as comprehensive and detailed as this. A Dover reprint of a classic book on the history of telescopes, up to around 1950

I have seen some books come close, but nothing as comprehensive and detailed as this. In any case, if you want a comprehensive history of the telescope from ~1600 to 1950 there is probably no better book. I just looked up the author, Henry King and, apparently as of 2018, he is still around at the age of 103! It's probably too much to Mr. King for a new version. ) Hats off to you, sir, for a great book that generations have enjoyed. A Dover reprint of a classic book on the history of telescopes, up to around 1950. One person found this helpful.

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Items related to The History of the Telescope. This remarkable history encompasses not only the achievements of the early inventors and astronomers but also the less frequently recounted stories of the instrument makers and of the actual instruments

Items related to The History of the Telescope. King, Henry C. The History of the Telescope. ISBN 13: 9780486238937. This remarkable history encompasses not only the achievements of the early inventors and astronomers but also the less frequently recounted stories of the instrument makers and of the actual instruments. A model of unsurpassed, comprehensive scholarship, this volume covers many fields, including professional and amateur astronomy. 196 black-and-white illustrations.

"This book is one that I can heartily recommend." — Sir Harold Spencer Jones, F. R. S., formerly Astronomer RoyalA model of comprehensive scholarship, The History of the Telescope relates not only the stories of early inventors and astronomers but also the rarely recorded details of the instruments themselves and their makers. This remarkable chronicle covers many fields, including professional and amateur astronomy, optics, glass and lens technology, and the craft of the precision instrument.Author Henry C. King bases his accounts primarily on first-hand sources — the letters, memoirs, papers, and treatises of the men who worked with telescopes. The great intellects (Roger Bacon, Galileo, Newton) and innovators (Tycho Brahe, Huygens, Hooke, Sir William Herschel) receive their due, along with lesser-known craftsmen and amateurs: the seventeenth-century Italian telescope makers Campani and Divini; the great London instrument artists Graham, Dolland, and Ramsden; and the experimenters Foucault and Brashear, whose contributions to mirror manufacture remain fundamental to all levels of astronomical endeavor. The modern-day successors of these men and their achievements bring this history to its conclusion in the mid-twentieth century, with profiles of the instruments still in use today.A prime resource on the evolution of the telescope, this volume is magnificently illustrated with nearly 200 portraits, diagrams, and photographs.

Doomblade
Yes, this is a classic and a must-read if you're an astronomer, amateur astronomer, or science enthusiast. Very comprehensive and detailed. I do wish there was an updated version... This is not a complaint towards the book at all, just saying it'd be nice to have something more modern since this book ends around the 1950s and a LOT of great technology in telescope design has happened since then! I have seen some more modern Telescope Design books, but these cost like $250 and are very much geared to professionals. If the right person came along and updated this or produced a book on Telescope Designs since 1950, that would be great. I have seen some books come close, but nothing as comprehensive and detailed as this. In any case, if you want a comprehensive history of the telescope from ~1600 to 1950 there is probably no better book. I just looked up the author, Henry King and, apparently as of 2018, he is still around at the age of 103! It's probably too much to Mr. King for a new version. :-) Hats off to you, sir, for a great book that generations have enjoyed.
Heraly
A Dover reprint of a classic book on the history of telescopes, up to around 1950. Inexpensive, and well-worth having on your bookshelf if you're an amateur astronomer/telescope user.
OTANO
I was looking for a book with good pictures. This was not it. Pictures in it are really bad. As far as the writing and the information in it, I couldn't comment on that.
Anarawield
Excellent informations for a novice spyglass enthusiast!
Sudert
Item was delivered on-time and as described.
Fonceiah
This is a case where the title pretty much says it all. This is a reprint of Henry C. King's classic , originally published in 1955.
The time span covers pretty much the beginnings of visual astronomy through the Mount Palomar 200" Hale telescope. A particularly interesting era is the 18th century , with many notable advances made in glass manufacture and beginning of very large reflecting telescopes in the hands of Sir William Herschel. As the author moves into the 19th century , the names of Joseph Fraunhofer and Alvan Clark take center stage.
The invention of many other auxilliary astronomical instruments are also included in this fine work.
There aren't many other works for comparison , so --- 5 stars!
Yggdi
After 50 years, this still probably packs more historical fact in one place than any other book on the history of telescopes. But it's also dry reading. Great for the serious amateur, but not for the casual reader. If you're looking for an entertaining historical account, that includes the politics and personalites behind the telescopes in addition to the dryer facts, try Fred Watson's new book, Stargazer: The Life and Times of the Telescope.
The History of the Telescope (Dover Books on Astronomy) ebook
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Henry C. King
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