From Earth-Bound to Satellite (History of Science and Medicine Library / Scientific Instrum)

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ISBN: 9789004211506
Publisher: BRILL
Publication Date: 2011-11-01
Number of pages: 265
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The volume forms a part of the celebrations marking the anniversary of the invention of the telescope. From its Renaissance beginnings to yesterdays Cold War, the essays contributed here throw a spotlight on a number of significant episodes in the continuing adventures of this well-loved instrument, which has played a crucial role in Mans thinking about his position literally and philosophically in the universe. Drawn from various conferences held by the Scientific Instrument Commission of the International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science between 2007 and 2009, these papers make a substantial contribution to our current knowledge about this fascinating optical instrument.

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