Instruments of Science: An Historical Encyclopedia / Edition 1

Instruments of Science: An Historical Encyclopedia / Edition 1

by Robert Bud
     
 

ISBN-10: 0815315619

ISBN-13: 9780815315612

Pub. Date: 12/01/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This authoritative reference covers 325 scientific instruments ranging from antiquity to the present, and from the mundane to the highly sophisticated. Entries explain how they work and trace their invention, development, distribution and use. Fully illustrated and complete with bibliographies, it will be particularly useful to students and scholars of modern

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This authoritative reference covers 325 scientific instruments ranging from antiquity to the present, and from the mundane to the highly sophisticated. Entries explain how they work and trace their invention, development, distribution and use. Fully illustrated and complete with bibliographies, it will be particularly useful to students and scholars of modern science and technology. Reflecting contemporary practice, it examines instruments used for testing and monitoring, as well as those used for research, and even considers a number of widely used laboratory organisms (such as drosophila and e.coli) as instruments.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815315612
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/01/1997
Series:
Garland Encyclopedias in the History of Science Series, #2
Pages:
725
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.56(d)

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Table of Contents

A sampling of the coverage: Actinometer * Artificial Horizon * Atwood's Machine * Breathalyzer * Camera Obscura * Chladni Plates * Clock, Atomic * Dip Circle * Earth Strain Meter * Electroscope * Electron Microscope * Ellipsometer * Fatigue Testing Instruments * Galton Whistle * Geiger Counter * Global Positioning System * Gyroscope * Heliostat * Kymograph * Laser and Maser * Magic Lantern * Mariner's Astrolabe * Napier's Rods * Pendulum * PET Scanner * Polygraph * Protein Sequencer * Seismograph * Sun-Dial * Tachometer * Theodolite * Visceroctome * Wheatstone Bridge * X-ray Diffraction

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