Exposing Electronicsby Bernard Finn
It is clear that artefacts have the power to provoke thought, inspire action and arouse passions. There is evidence of this in the ever-increasing number of museums as well as in the ability of those museums to stimulate controversy through exhibits. As a consequence, much has been written analysing the interaction between objects and museum visitors. Less well recognised, or understood, is the value of objects for historical research.
In this series of books we propose to show by example how artefacts can be employed in the study of the history of science and technology in ways ranging from motivating a line of research to providing hard evidence in the solution of an otherwise insoluble problem. The first volume focused on medicine; in this, the second volume, the topic our authors address is electronics. As readers will discover, there is considerable scope in the range of topics and in the range of uses of artefacts.
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- Michigan State University Press
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- Artefacts Series: Studies in the History of Science and Technology
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- 7.28(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.55(d)
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