Bucher fremdsprachig wahlen sie die abteilung aus in der sie suchen mochten. Offering a refreshingly cross disciplinary approach this history of the telescope broadens the story of this iconic device to explain the use of the telescope at sea explore its cultural influences in literature art and film and reveal its everyday uses from bird watching to spying. As an instrument of science and navigation the telescope was at the forefront of discovery even today it is vital to modern understanding of space and the origins of matter. Dollond is a name you probably associate more with a pair of bifocals than the cutting edge of science yet as richard dunn reveals in the telescope a short history john dollond of spitalfields east london made a pioneering contribution to the instruments design. This is an interesting history of the telescope from its very early beginnings up until the present well present being defined by when the book was written
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