The Telescope

The Telescope

by Tamra B. Orr
     
 

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The universe has always fascinated and amazed humankind. The development of the telescope has enabled us to view the universe more closely and unlock many of its mysteries. Through a discussion of history and science, The Telescope takes a look at the world before the invention of this instrument and describes how it has changed our world as well as our perception of

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The universe has always fascinated and amazed humankind. The development of the telescope has enabled us to view the universe more closely and unlock many of its mysteries. Through a discussion of history and science, The Telescope takes a look at the world before the invention of this instrument and describes how it has changed our world as well as our perception of it. It also explores a time of new discoveries and applied experimental methods, and relates where we are today as a result of technology.

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Children's Literature
This straightforward historical recounting covers the early Greeks and their understanding of the sky, the Ptolemaic System. Aristotelian thought dominates until Copernicus comes along in the fifteenth century, followed by Galileo. This overview sets the stage for a deeper discussion, including a chapter on Galileo. The sixth and last chapter moves quickly through the last three hundred plus years and covers Hubbell and Spitzer and their work in outer space. The stodgy format, with text broken up by a picture or a box, will not attract reluctant readers but the information holds together well. A timeline is displayed alongside a hand-held telescope and the included page numbers suggest that the reader can review the text pertaining to the event listed. A glossary, an index, and related readings are included in this title in the "Inventions that Shaped the World" series. 2004, Franklin Watts/Scholastic, Ages 10 to 14.
—Susan Hepler, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531167366
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
03/01/2005
Series:
Inventions That Shaped the World
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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