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Instruments and the imagination.

Author: Thomas L Hankins
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Princeton University Pres, 2016.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas L Hankins
ISBN: 069163520X 9780691635200
OCLC Number: 938365470
Contents: List of IllustrationsAcknowledgmentsCh. 1Instruments and Images: Subjects for the Historiography of Science3Ch. 2Athanasius Kircher's Sunflower Clock14Ch. 3The Magic Lantern and the Art of Demonstration37Ch. 4The Ocular Harpsichord of Louis-Bertrand Castel; or, The Instrument That Wasn't72Ch. 5The Aeolian Harp and the Romantic Quest of Nature86Ch. 6Science since Babel: Graphs, Automatic Recording Devices, and the Universal Language of Instruments113Ch. 7The Giant Eyes of Science: The Stereoscope and Photographic Depiction in the Nineteenth Century148Ch. 8Vox Mechanica: The History of Speaking Machines178Ch. 9Conclusion221Notes233Bibliography287Index325


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"[A] surprising and instructive book... A salutary perspective on a tale that is usually told very differently."--A. C. Grayling, Financial Times "Hankins and Silverman illuminate not only the tools Read more...

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