Scientific Instruments, 1500-1900

Scientific Instruments, 1500-1900

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The impulse to collect is universal. Collections containing natural curiosities date from the 16th century, and it was this type of collection in which scientific instruments found a home. This book traces the historical origins and development of instruments as they spread across the globe, explaining their manufacture, use, and adaptations. 91 color and 20 baw plates.An Introduction Gerard La#39;Estrange Turner ... An astrolabe which incorporates a means for measuring the elevation angles of stars or the Sun, as well as a ... This led to the publication of manuals on the mathematics of navigation, and to the improvement of such instruments as the ... Christiaan Huygens, in the 1660s, attempted to make a sea-going pendulum clock, but the solution had to wait for theanbsp;...

Title:Scientific Instruments, 1500-1900
Author:Gerard L'Estrange Turner
Publisher:Univ of California Press - 1998


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