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The quest for the invisible : microscopy in the Enlightenment

Author: Marc Ratcliff
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Ratcliff
ISBN: 9781317018391 1317018397 9781317018407 1317018400 9781317018384 1317018389 9781315553696 1315553694 9780754661504 0754661504
OCLC Number: 953858365
Notes: Previously issued in print: Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: pt. I. The definition of good microscopical objects 1680-1740 --
pt. II. The break with the past 1740-1760s --
pt. III. Infusoria and microscopical experiments : the true invisible objects 1760s-1800s.
Responsibility: Marc J. Ratcliff.

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'This sparkling study of eighteenth-century science challenges modern assumptions that the microscope was usually regarded as little more than a scientific toy. By taking an entirely fresh approach, Read more...

 
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