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Author Sellers, David.

Title In search of William Gascoigne : seventeenth century astronomer / David Sellers
Published New York, NY : Springer, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource : color illustrations
Series Astrophysics and space science library, 0067-0057 ; 390
Astrophysics and space science library ; 390
Contents Part 1. The Discovery of William Gascoigne -- Introduction -- The Gascoignes of Thorp-on-the-Hill -- The 'Discovery' of William Gascoigne -- A 'Light of the First Magnitude' -- Derham and De La Hire -- Bevis and De La Hire -- In His Own Hand -- Part 2. Gascoigne's World -- The Religious World of William Gascoigne -- The Optical World of William Gascoigne -- The Astronomical World of William Gascoigne -- Part 3. Digging Further -- The Flamsteed Papers -- The Towneley Papers -- British Library Manuscripts -- Part 4. The Civil War and After -- The Road to Civil War -- After Marston Moor -- The Legacy of William Gascoigne -- Part 5. APPENDICES -- Appendix 1 Description of Mr. Gascoigne's Micrometer -- Appendix 2 Selected Correspondence
Summary Annotation This unique volume forestalls the scientific injustice that could have been inflicted on William Gascoigne. The captivating narrative tracks the gradual recovery of the 17th-century astronomer's trailblazing work on the telescopic sight and the micrometer
Analysis Physics
Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
History of Science
Optics and Electrodynamics
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Gascoigne, William, 1612-1644.
Astronomers -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781461440970 (electronic bk.)
1461440971 (electronic bk.)