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|Genre/Form:||Conference papers and proceedings
|Named Person:||David Brewster; David Brewster; David Brewster, Sir|
|Material Type:||Biography, Conference publication|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
A D Morrison-Low; J R R Christie; Royal Scottish Museum.
|Notes:||"Proceedings of a Bicentenary Symposium held at the Royal Scottish Museum on 21 November 1981, together with a catalogue of scientific apparatus associated with Sir David Brewster and a bibliography of his published writings."|
|Description:||138 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm.|
|Contents:||Sir David Brewster : an outline biography / William Cochran --
Brewster and the Edinburgh career in science / Steven Shapin --
Brewster and the early British Association for the Advancement of Science / J.B. Morrell --
Brewster and the reform of the Scottish universities / Robert Anderson --
Brewster as a scientific journalist / W.H. Brock --
Brewster, evangelism and the disruption of the Church of Scotland / Paul Baxter --
Sir David Brewster as an historian of science / John R.R. Christie --
Brewster and scientific instruments / A.D. Morrison-Low --
Brewster on the nature of light / G.N. Cantor --
Sir David Brewster : some concluding remarks / Nicholas Phillipson --
Appendix 1. Scientific apparatus associated with Sir David Brewster : an illustrated catalogue / A.D. Morrison-Low. Brewster's contribution to the study of the lens of the eye : an experimental foundation for modern biophysics / G. Duncan --
Appendix 2. Papers of Sir David Brewster in the national Library of Scotland / Patrick Cadell. Published writings of Sir David Brewster : a bibliography / A.D. Morrison-Low. Published writings about Sir David Brewster / A.D. Morrison-Low.
|Series Title:||Royal Scottish Museum studies.|
|Other Titles:||Sir David Brewster, 1781-1868|
|Responsibility:||edited by A.D. Morrison-Low and J.R.R. Christie.|