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Title The origins of the telescope / edited by Albert Van Helden ... [and others].

Published Amsterdam : KNAW Press, 2010.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  522.209 ORIG    AVAILABLE
Physical description vi., 368 pages : illustrations, map ; 26 cm.
Series History of Science and Scholarship in the Netherlands ; v. 12.
History of science and scholarship in the Netherlands ; v. 12.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-360) and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: The ̀true inventor' of the telescope. A survey of 400 years of debate / Huib J. Zuidervaart -- The city of Middelburg, cradle of the telescope / Klaas van Berkel -- The telescope at the court of the stadtholder Maurits / Rienk Vermij -- The long road to the invention of the telescope / Rolf Willach -- Suspicious spectacles. Medical perspectives on eyeglasses, the case of Hieronymus Mercurialis / Katrien Vanagt -- William Bourne's invention. Projecting a telescope and optical speculation in Elizabethan England / Sven Dupre -- Alhacen and Kepler and the origins of modern lens-theory / A. Mark Smith -- Complete inventions: The mirror and the telescope / Eileen Reeves -- Galileo and the telescope / Albert Van Helden -- Did Galileo copy the telescope? A ǹew' letter by Paolo Sarpi / Mario Biagioli -- The world's oldest surviving telescopes / Michael Korey -- Labour on lenses: Isaac Beeckman's notes on lens making / Fokko Jan Dijksterhuis --
Contents note continued: Testing telescope optics of seventeenth-century Italy / Giuseppe Molesini -- Kepler's legacy: telescopes and geometrical optics, 1611-1669 / Antoni Malet -- The Netherlands, Siam and the telescope. The first Asian encounter with a Dutch invention / Henk Zoomers -- Music as a liberal art and the invention of the telescope / Albert Clement.
Other author Van Helden, Albert.
Subject Telescopes -- History -- Congresses.
ISBN 9789069846156