THE TELESCOPE by Harry Edward Neal


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This scans at long distance the history of astronomy and brings to close range the personalities of the pathfinders, scientists, astronomers and cranks who chart and probe the cosmos. A lively stylist, Harry Edward Neal brings human interest to his subject and cites supply sources for the amateur observer. There is an extensive bibliography and a rich guide to the locations of telescopes across the country. This focusses chiefly on the stories of the giant lenses, their makers and their manufacture. Nontechnical and very readable.

Pub Date: April 1st, 1958
Publisher: Messner