From Earth-Bound to Satellite

From Earth-Bound to Satellite

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Marking the anniversary of the telescopea€™s invention, these collected essays highlight a number of significant historical episodes concerning this well-loved instrument, which has played a crucial role in Mana€™s thinking about his position a€“ literally and philosophically a€“ in the universe.By working his own mirrors and committing himself to this manual task, Newton set a precedent that was influential for ... give instructions for casting and for the different proportions of ingredients required for different qualities of speculum. ... 2 Robert Smith, Compleat System of Opticks in Four Books, Cambridge, 1738, pp .

Title:From Earth-Bound to Satellite
Publisher:BRILL - 2011-11-11


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