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This is rather an odd book. It was written by a professional astronomer and has a wealth of information about the early history of the telescope, up to the 200" Hale. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Ja Lowry
I enjoyed it immensely. Not only you learn about telescopes, but you encounter characters that usually remain in the dark.Published on June 3, 2014 by Estrella Burgos
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 on October 9, 2013 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 on April 12, 2013 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