Illuminating Instruments

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Peter John Turnbull Morris, Klaus B. Staubermann
Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, 2010 - Science - 174 pages
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This 7th volume in the Artefacts series_a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution, the Deutches Museum, and the London Science Museum_looks at a number of significant instruments that were created to serve various scientific purposes. The contributors examine the roles these instruments played both as scientific devices developed to advance our knowledge of the world and as cultural artifacts manufactured and used in specific settings.

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Contents

Inside the NineteenthCentury
5
Working with EighteenthCentury
21
Refractometers and Industrial Analysis
41
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

Peter Morris is Principal Curator of Science at the Science Museum in London. Klaus Staubermann is Principal Curator of Technology, Department of Science and Technology at the National Museums Scotland.

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