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The Telescope

Nature volume 110, pages 627628 (11 November 1922) | Download Citation



INVENTION is not the prerogative of the learned. The telescope, we are told, was the creation of the two little children of an observant father, a spectaclemaker of Holland. But, however casual the origin, its development was the result of laborious and progressive experiment and study, an excellent account of which is given by Dr. Louis Bell in the introductory chapter of the work before us.

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