Instruments of Science

Instruments of Science

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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.There are slight differences between the models of the different planets: the models for Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn follow the above mentioned rules; the ... The development of mathematical and manual or automatic mechanical instruments began in the fifteenth century. ... The most impressive and complex mechanical equatorium was the Astrarium of Giovanni de Dondi, although some others, anbsp;...

Title:Instruments of Science
Author: Robert Bud, Deborah Jean Warner
Publisher:Taylor & Francis - 1998

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