Join our mailing list!
(Your shopping cart is empty)
American Philosophical Society
Long Route to the Invention of the Telescope: (Transactions 98-5)
After the telescope became known in 1608-1609, a number of people in widely separate locations claimed that they had such a device long before the announcement came from The Hague; in the summer of 1608, no one had a telescope, in the summer of 1609, everyone had one. For a number of years author Rolf Willach has quietly tested early spectacle lenses in museums and private collections, and now he reports on this study, which gives an entirely new explanation of the invention of the telescope and solves the conundrum mentioned above. Willach is an optical engineer and independent scholar who worked for several years in the Department of Physics at the Institute of Astronomy in Bern. He has written extensively on the history of the development of optics and the telescope. Illus.
Astronomy in the Iberian Peninsula: Abraham Zacut and the Transition from Manuscript to Print: Transactions, APS (vol. 90. part 2)
My Life in Germany Before and after January 30, 1933: A Guide to a Manuscript Collection at Houghton Library
Emil von Behring: Infectious Disease, Immunology, Serum Therapy (Memoir 255)
Armenian Merchants of the Seventeenth and Early Eighteenth Centuries: English East India Company Sources: Transactions, APS (vol. 88, part 5)
Alhacen's Theory of Visual Perception (2 vol.)
Share your knowledge of this product with other customers...
Be the first to write a review
Diane Publishing Co
PO Box 617
Darby, PA 19023-0617
Become an Affiliate
Send Us Feedback
Copyright ï¿½ 2004 Diane Publishing Company. All Rights Reserved.