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The Whipple Museum of the History of Science : instruments and interpretations, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of R .S . Whipple's gift to the University of Cambridge

Author: Liba Chaia Taub; Frances Willmoth
Publisher: Cambridge [England] : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
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Charts the Whipple Museum's history and focuses on particular scientific instruments in its collections.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Liba Chaia Taub; Frances Willmoth
ISBN: 9780521866095 052186609X
OCLC Number: 70399639
Description: xx, 492 p. : ill., facsims, maps, port. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgements; List of illustrations; Contributors; Introduction Liba Taub and Frances Willmoth; Part I: 1. Documents from the founding and early history of the Whipple Museum, compiled by Frances Willmoth; 2. The first decade of the Whipple Museum Rupert Hall; 3. A collection to be preserved Alex Keller; 4. The opening of a new gallery at the Whipple Museum David W. Dewhirst; Part II: 5. 'Braggers that by showe of their instrument win credit': the errours of Edward Worsop Jim Bennett; 6. A 'hidden' Cambridge jewel David J. Bryden; 7. Models and understanding David Chart; 8. Made to measure: some thoughts on the design of scientific instruments Richard Dunn; 9. Pictures at an exhibition: or what ivory sundials can teach an intellectual historian Penelope Gouk; 10. Making waves: a history of the wave machine Christopher Haley; 11. Nineteenth-century wave motion machines Graham Hart; 12. The legacy of Elias Allen Hester Higton; 13. An early Italian globe? A critical study of a terrestrial globe in the Whipple Museum Robert A. Jenks; 14. Reading rules: artefactual evidence for mathematics and craft in early-modern England Stephen Johnston; 15. Instruments of translation Latin Therapy Group; 16. Precision electrical instruments, 1870-1900 Kenneth Lyall; 17. Spheres and texts on spheres: the book-instrument relationship and an armillary sphere in the Whipple Museum of the History of Science Adam Mosley; 18. Representing Euclid in the eighteenth century Mike Rich; 19. Time machines Simon Schaffer; 20. Napier Shaw and the invention of the cloud chamber Richard Staley; 21. Are orreries 'Newtonian'? A consideration of the material, textual and pictorial evidence Liba Taub; 22. 'The ingenious and unwearied Mr Abraham Sharp': a transitional figure in the making of precision instruments Frances Willmoth.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Liba Taub and Frances Willmoth.

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