Nineteenth-century Scientific Instruments

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University of California Press, Jan 1, 1983 - Technology & Engineering - 320 pages
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Examines the variety of instruments and equipment used in scientific research in fields such as chemistry, mechanics, meteorology, and electricity
 

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Contents

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Introduction
17
Time
28
Weights ? Measures
47
XXVIII
48
Mechanics
69
Hydrostatics
82
Pneumatics
96
Surveying ? Navigation
246
Thunder Glass or Barometre liegeois
256
Drawing Calculating
273
Architects Drawing
288
16 Recreational Science
291
Instrument makers
297
Astronomical Screen
304
exhibiting at the Great Exhibition of 1851
309

Heat
109
Sound
129
Light
147
Magnetism 11 Electricity
173
Chemistry
203
Meteorology
226

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About the author (1983)

Gerard L'E. Turner is Senior Research Associate at the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford. He is one of the UK's foremost authorities on scientific instruments, and has been the recipient of a number of awards and prizes.

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