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Spectrum of belief : Joseph von Fraunhofer and the craft of precision optics

Author: Myles W Jackson
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2000.
Series: Transformations (MIT Press)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the nineteenth century, scientific practice underwent a dramatic transformation from personal endeavor to business enterprise. In Spectrum of Belief, Myles Jackson uses the career of the optician Joseph von Fraunhofer (1787-1826) to probe the relationship between science and society, and that between artisans and experimental natural philosophers, during this transformation."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Jackson, Myles W.
Spectrum of belief.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2000
(DLC) 98015177
(OCoLC)38738911
Named Person: Joseph von Fraunhofer; Joseph von Fraunhofer; Joseph Von Fraunhofer; Joseph ((von)) Fraunhofer; Joseph von Fraunhofer; Joseph Von Fraunhofer; Joseph ((von)) Fraunhofer
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Myles W Jackson
ISBN: 9780262276160 026227616X
OCLC Number: 763128195
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 284 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Optics before Fraunhofer --
3. Artisanal Knowledge and Achromatic Lenses --
4. The German Response to Fraunhofer's Private Knowledge --
5. The British Crisis --
6. The British Response to the Bavarian Threat --
7. The End of Fraunhoferian Hegemony --
8. Forging an Artisanal History and a Cultural Icon --
9. Conclusion.
Series Title: Transformations (MIT Press)
Responsibility: Myles W. Jackson.

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