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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. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. First Edition. 209 pages. Ellis Horwood Series in Space Science and Space Technology. First edition (first printing). A fine copy in illustrated boards; no jacket, probably as issued. Seller Inventory # 35326
Book Description Ellis Horwood Limited, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: Very good. Dust Jacket Condition: No jacket. First. A clean, intact copy with no markings to text. Very slight indications of use, otherwise near-new. Seller Inventory # 1121603
Book Description Ellis Horwood, Chichester, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket (as issued). 209 pages, 36 plates, 1990. The sub-title is: The development of critical angular measurement in astronomy 1500 ? 1850. A well researched and documented study of the relationship between the astronomers and the instrument makers showing how the makers advancing skills paved the way for astronomical progress. The invention of dividing scale by machine was a major step. A very good copy, card covers. Seller Inventory # K2028
Book Description Ellis Horwood, Chichester, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. Pp. 209. Pictorial boards. Size: Royal 8vo. Seller Inventory # 017085
Book Description Ellis Horwood Ltd, 1990. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 013217555X-2-4
Book Description Ellis Horwood Ltd, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG013217555X
Book Description Ellis Horwood Ltd, 1990. Condition: UsedAcceptable. book. Seller Inventory # M013217555X_4
Book Description Chichester: Ellis Horwood, 1990., 1990. Hardcover. 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. Seller Inventory # 21194