This is a study of the relationship between astronomers and the instrument makers from 1500 to 1850. The need for more accurate measurements produced a close harmony between the users and the makers of the scientific equipment of the time, and on the craft of Tycho Brahe's instrument makers turned the subsequent development of astronomy and navigation. The important questions in astronomy during this period included the issue of the Earth's motion in space, the shape of planetary orbits and the explication of Newton's Laws, all of which hinged on the critical measurement of celestial angles. The rate of astronomical progress was dependent largely on the advancing skills of the instrument makers. This book not only discusses the principle discoveries in astronomical technology but also examines the relationship between scientists and craftsmen; looks at the prices and costs of research, and charts the growth of the scientific instrument making trade.
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Book Description Ellis Horwood, New York, 1990. Printed Boards. Book Condition: Very Good. An examination of the relationship between the astronomer with his theoretical problem and the instrument makersn whose skill could solve them covering the period 1500-1850. 209pp illustrated in black and white. Inscribed and signed by Allan Chapman. Comes also with four instruction leaflets for reconstructed instruments made and sold by Allan Chapman. Size: 245x170mm. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 21321sC10
Book Description Ellis Horwood, Chichester, 1990. Hardback. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. First. 209pp (some lightwear/marks on rear board o/w fine) B/W illustrations . CLASSIC TEXT. excellent reference/review good copy. . PARROTT BOOKS - established for over 15 years offering a prompt friendly and efficient service. (pm/hp) Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 022316
Book Description Ellis Horwood, Chichester, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. Pp. 209. Pictorial boards. Size: Royal 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 017085
Book Description Ellis Horwood Ltd. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 013217555X ** Signed gift inscription by Allan Chapman to previous owner on the front endpaper **; Very Good; Hardcover; Light wear to the covers; Unblemished textblock edges; Pages are clean & unmarked; The binding is excellent with a straight spine; This book will be stored and delivered in a sturdy cardboard box with foam padding; Medium-Large Format (Quatro, 9.75? ? 10.75? tall); Black and silver covers with title in silver lettering; 1990, Ellis Horwood Ltd; 210 pages; "Dividing the Circle: The Development of Critical Angular Measurement in Astronomy 1500-1850 (Ellis Horwood Library of Space Science and Space Technology)," by Allan Chapman. Bookseller Inventory # SKU-U15KA08907316
Book Description Ellis Horwood Ltd, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000929243
Book Description Chichester: Ellis Horwood, 1990., 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 209 pp; 36 illus.; tables. Original laminated boards. Near Fine. Ellis Horwood Series in Space Science and Space Technology. Bookseller Inventory # 21194