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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.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, maps, portrait ; 26 cm
Contents: Documents from the founding and early history of the Whipple Museum / compiled by Frances Willmoth --
The first decade of the Whipple Museum / Rupert Hall --
A collection to be preserved / Alex Keller --
The opening of a new gallery at the Whipple Museum / David W. Dewhirst --
'Braggers that by showe of their instrument win credit' : the Errours of Edward Worsop / Jim Bennett --
A 'hidden' Cambridge jewel / David J. Bryden --
Models and understanding / David Chart --
Made to measure : some thoughts on the design of scientific instruments / Richard Dunn --
Pictures at an exhibition : or what ivory sundials can teach an intellectual historian / Penelope Gouk --
Making waves : a history of the wave machine / Christopher Haley --
Nineteenth-century wave motion machines / Graham Hart --
The legacy of Elias Allen / Hester Higton --
An early Italian globe? a critical study of a terrestrial globe in the Whipple Museum / Robert A. Jenks --
Reading rules : artefactual evidence for mathematics and craft in early-modern England / Stephen Johnston --
Instruments of translation / Latin Therapy Group --
Precision electrical instruments in Britain, 1870-1900 / Kenneth Lyall --
Spheres and texts on spheres : the book-instrument relationship and an armillary sphere in the Whipple Museum of the history of science / Adam Mosley --
Representing Euclid in the eighteenth century / Michael Rich --
Time machines / Simon Schaffer --
Napier Shaw and the invention of the cloud chamber / Richard Staley --
Are orreries 'Newtonian'? a consideration of the material, textual and pictorial evidence / Liba Taub --
'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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