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Amateur Telescope Making - 3 Volumes

By: Ingalls, Albert G; Shapely, Dr. Harlow (Foreward by)

Price: $41.40

Publisher: New York, Scientific American, Inc.: 1953

Edition: Eleventh Printing

Seller ID: 004522

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


This three-volume set is in red cloth with gold titles. The titles on the spine are not bright but are very readable. Ingalls is the editor and contributor to these works, but many other scientists working with astronomy have made contributions also. Contact me if you wish a list of those individuals. These books give one every bit of information they need to make a telescope, and include numerous drawings and photos on each aspect, starting with Mirror Making. That is the beginning of Part I, which also includes the making of a Sun Telescope with a 100-foot Focal Length. As the text says, ... View more info

The Diffraction of Light, X-Rays, and Material Particles An Introductory Treatment

By: Meyer, Charles F.

Price: $32.20

Publisher: Ann Arbor, MI, J. W. Edwards: 1949

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 004521

Condition: Very Good


It is hoped that this book may prove of value to several classes of readers both as a medium of study and for reference; young physicists are offered a sound basis for acquiring a knowledge of the subject, and mature physicists, familiar with the subject, are offered novel and improved exposition. Workers in other sciences whose field requires knowledge of either the optics of light or the optics of X-rays should find at hand a treatment of diffraction not too mathematical, which they can study to advantage. Green cloth, with light wear a spine ends and corners. There is a lightened area on th... View more info