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by Marie Noëlle Bourguet,Christian Licoppe,H. Otto Sibum


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The authors make nice but grand claims about the development of instruments for science, worldwide. The book describes several cases that can be read as fascinating and important historical episodes. Like the development of accurate clocks, that could be used by travellers, especially on ships. But I found these chapters to be rather standalone.

Instruments, Travel and Science book. Bringing together case studies ranging from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries, contributors discuss French, German and British initiatives, as well as the knowledge and techniques of travellers in countries such as India, Africa, South East Asia and the Americas.

By Marie-Noëlle Bourguet, Christian Licoppe, H. Otto Sibum . We are now accustomed to conceive of science as an instrumental activity, producing numbers, measurements and graphs by means of sophisticated devices.

"Through comparative and contextual approaches, this volume confronts the tension .

"Through comparative and contextual approaches, this volume confronts the tension between the local and the global, examining the process of the universalisation of science. Bringing together case.

Routledge Studies in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine. London: Routledge, 2002.

Bourguet, Marie-Noelle, Christian Licoppe and Otto Sibum (ed. Instruments, Travel, and Science: Itineraries of Precision from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century (Routledge, 2002). Bowker, Geoffrey C. Memory Practices in the Sciences.

Marie Noëlle Bourguet, Christian Licoppe, H.

We are now accustomed to conceive of science as an instrumental activity, producing numbers, measurements and graphs by means of sophisticated devices. This book investigates the historical process that gave rise to this instrumental culture. The contributors trace the displacement of instruments across the globe, the spread of practices or precision and the circulation and appropriation of skills and knowledge. Through comparative and contextual approaches, the volume confronts the tension between the local and the global, examining the process of the universalization of science. Bringing together case studies ranging from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries, contributors discuss French, German and British initiatives, as well as the knowledge and techniques of travellers in countries such as India, Africa, South East Asia and the Americas. Students and researchers interested in the history of science in both Western and non-Western cultures will find this book a valuable and thought-provoking read.

Instruments, Travel and Science: Itineraries of Precision from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century (Routledge Studies in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine) epub download

ISBN13: 978-0415272957

ISBN: 0415272955

Author: Marie Noëlle Bourguet,Christian Licoppe,H. Otto Sibum

Category: Bio and Memoris

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Language: English

Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (September 13, 2002)

Pages: 316 pages

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