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If you have a friend who's an amateur astronomer, this book makes a great gift.
I think anyone with a passing knowledge of telescopes and an interest in the history of technology would thoroughly enjoy this book.
The history of famous and noteworthy individual telescopes was a very interesting feature of the book.
I enjoyed it immensely. Not only you learn about telescopes, but you encounter characters that usually remain in the dark.Published 9 months ago by Estrella Burgos
I am a long time amateur astronomer/telescope maker/astrophotographer. I have read a fair chunk on the history of astronomy, but never a general book about the history of the... Read morePublished 11 months ago by R. Kelly
This is a well-researched book that could use more diagrams illustrating the technical details of each advance in telescope technology. Useful as a quick reference guide.Published 17 months ago by Douglas M. Keenan
All I can say is I found Fred Watsons book Stargazer a pleasure to read. I love it when you think you know everything about a subject and still manage to learn something new. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Richard L. Tyson
I enjoyed the book because it is a good comprehensive history of optics, binoculars, and telescopes. Plus, the price was great.Published on February 25, 2013 by Ed Reed
I was impressed with the depth of knowledge put forth in this book by Fred Watson. He traced the history of the development of the telescope without the usual diversion into the... Read morePublished on November 30, 2011 by Francis J. Oreilly
Books about science should be written by literate scientists--they are the ones to tell the real stories, not superficial versions padded with hyperbole, so often found in... Read morePublished on February 10, 2008 by David Stern
When individuals such as Galileo first turned a new invention, the telescope, on the nighttime skies about 1600 they began a process that has revolutionized humanity's... Read morePublished on February 4, 2007 by Roger D. Launius
At the heart of any astronomical discussion is the telescope, which brought the science to life; so at the heart of any school or public library holding including astrology should... Read morePublished on November 7, 2005 by Midwest Book Review