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Author Doak, Robin S. (Robin Santos), 1963-

Title The telescope and microscope / by Robin Doak.

Publication Info. Milwaukie, WI : World Almanac Library, 2006.


Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Main Library - Young Adult Materials in Adult Department  YA522 D65    Check Shelf
Description 48 pages : illustrations (mostly color), portraits, charts ; 25 cm.
Series Great inventions
Great inventions.
Great inventions (World Almanac Library (Firm))
Note Includes index.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references: page 46.
Summary Early scientists such as Galileo, Isaac Newton and Robert Hooke, driven to understand the natural world and how humans fit into it, used what was then new tools, the Telescope and the Microscope, to study the extremes of the universe as never before. You will learn about the links between these ancient inventions and today's advanced technologies that allow us to glimpse the edges of the universe. There are also anecdotes covering the discoveries, theories and technology that evolved to improve health care practices and other aspects of everyday life.
Contents Chapter 1: a scientific revolution -- Chapter 2: Seeing a new Universe -- Chapter 3: Many ways of seeing stars -- Chapter 4: Peering into the future -- Chapter 5: Looking at tiny life -- Chapter 6: Types of microscopes -- Chapter 7: Microscopes today.
Subject Optical instruments -- Juvenile literature.
Telescopes -- Juvenile literature.
Telescopes -- Technology -- Juvenile literature.
Microscopes -- Juvenile literature.
Microscopes -- Technology -- Juvenile literature.
Inventions -- Juvenile literature.
Optical instruments.
Optical instruments.
ISBN 0836858808 (hardback)
9780836858808 (hardback)
0836865928 (softcover)
9780836865929 (softcover)
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