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Seeing and Believing By Richard Panek

Seeing and Believing

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In 1609, Galileo fitted two lenses inside a cylindrical tube, aimed it at the sky and forever changed the world. Panek tells the story and details the character, discovery by discovery of the telescope, one of the few inventions that have revolutionised our view of the universe and how we fit in to it.
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Seeing and Believing: The Story of the Telescope, or How We Found Our Place in the Universe by Richard Panek

'A deft and beautiful book! Panek has turned his considerable talent to the subject of telescopes, their history, and how they changed our universe, and he's hit a sweet spot of poetry and science. Seeing and Believing is about vision in its deepest sense.' Richard Preston, author of The Hot Zone In 1609, Galileo fits two lenses inside a cylindrical tube, aims the tube at the sky, and forever changes the world. Seeing and Believing tells the story, discovery by discovery, of the telescope, one of the few inventions that have revolutionised our view of the universe and how we fit in to it. From Galileo himself to William Herschel who discovered Uranus, to George Ellery Hale who found both Mount Wilson and Mount Palomar observatories. Most fascinating is the character of the telescope itself, which designed solely to help us determine our place in the scheme of things, is an evolving metaphor for how we see ourselves. Richard Panek brings us an engaging and spirited chronicle of the humbling journey that has made humans smaller and the universe infinitely vaster than we ever imagined.

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About Richard Panek


Richard Panek has written for The New York Times Magazine, Outside, Esquire and the Chicago Tribune, and is a contributing writer at Elle and Mirabella. He is the winner of a PEN award for short fiction (which has been broadcast on National Public Radio). He is also the author of Waterloo Diamonds, a social history of an Iowa community told through it's baseball fortunes.

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GOR001067902
Seeing and Believing: The Story of the Telescope, or How We Found Our Place in the Universe by Richard Panek
Richard Panek
Used - Very Good
Hardback
HarperCollins Publishers
2000-02-03
208
1841152862
9781841152868
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