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The mindful hand : inquiry and invention from the late Renaissance to early industrialisation

Author: Lissa Roberts; Simon Schaffer; Peter Dear
Publisher: Amsterdam : Koninkliijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen ; [Bristol] : [University Presses Marketing distributor], 2007.
Series: History of science and scholarship in the Netherlands, v. 9.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Although manual labor and theoretical invention might now seem separate ventures, they are closely linked processes.

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Genre/Form: Kongress
History
Amsterdam (2006)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lissa Roberts; Simon Schaffer; Peter Dear
ISBN: 9789069844831 9069844834
OCLC Number: 123114817
Description: xxvii, 503 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: Comets and cannonballs : reading technology in a sixteenth-century library / Mary Henninger-Voss --
In a sixteenth-century goldsmith's workshop / Pamela H. Smith --
Constructive thinking : a case for dioptrics / Fokko Jan Dijksterhuis --
Between precedent and experiment : restoring the Acqua Vergine in Rome (1560-70) / Katherine W. Rinne --
Amending nature : draining the English fens / Eric H. Ash --
The Beemster Polder : conservative invention and Holland's great pleasure garden / Alette Fleischer --
Demonstration and verification in engineering : ascertaining truth and telling fictions along the Canal du Midi / Chandra Mukerji --
Mapping stream engines and skill in eighteenth-century Holland / Lissa Roberts --
Wind-gun, air-gun or pop-gun : the fortunes of a philosophical instrument / Jim Bennett --
Apothecary shops, laboratories and chemical manufacture in eighteenth-century Germany / Ursula Klein --
'The charter'd Thames' : naval architecture and experimental spaces in Georgian Britain / Simon Schaffer --
From the grand whim to the gasworks : 'philosophical fireworks' in Georgian England / Simon Werrett --
The intersection of industry and state in eighteenth-century Britain / William Ashworth --
Becoming competitive : England's papermaking apprenticeship, 1700-1800 / Leonard Rosenband --
The identity engine : printing and publishing at the beginning of the knowledge economy / Adrian Johns.
Series Title: History of science and scholarship in the Netherlands, v. 9.
Responsibility: edited by Lissa Roberts, Simon Schaffer, Peter Dear.
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by kucher (WorldCat user on 2007-10-29)

Publisher's description as well as a link to a free, down-loadable copy of this very promising work can be found at: http://www.knaw.nl/cfdata/publicaties/detail.cfm?boeken__ordernr=20041102

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