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Electricity in the 17th and 18th Centuries: A Study in Early Modern Physics
     

Electricity in the 17th and 18th Centuries: A Study in Early Modern Physics

by J. L. Heilbron
 
This highly regarded book is a monumental study of one of the most exciting periods of scientific discovery. Heilbron argues that the history of the study of electricity is the exemplar of early modern physics. Profusely illustrated, with a masterly bibliography, this is a magisterial overview of the emergence of modern science. Scientific, historical writing on the

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This highly regarded book is a monumental study of one of the most exciting periods of scientific discovery. Heilbron argues that the history of the study of electricity is the exemplar of early modern physics. Profusely illustrated, with a masterly bibliography, this is a magisterial overview of the emergence of modern science. Scientific, historical writing on the grand scale, comprehensive and enthralling. 85 illus.

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This slightly corrected replication of Heilborn's 1979 work (U. of California Press, Berkeley) illuminates a period that was seminal for scientific thought and experimentation. Includes a new preface, and illustrations of concepts and equipment. The subtitle on the cover reads "a study early modern physics," whereas the CiP lists "a study ...." Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780486406886
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
06/22/1999
Pages:
606
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 8.46(h) x 1.20(d)

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