The Microscope in the Dutch Republic
The Shaping of Discovery
By (author) Edward G. Ruestow
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Microscope in the Dutch Republic by Edward G. Ruestow
Book DescriptionFocusing on the two seventeenth-century pioneers of microscopic dicovery, the Dutchmen Jan Swammerdam and Antoni van Leewenhoek, Ruestow demonstrates that their uneasiness with their social circumstances spurred their discoveries. Though arguing that aspects of Dutch culture impeded serious research with the microscope, Ruestow also shows, however, that the culture of the period shaped how Swammerdam and Leewenhoek responded to what they saw through the lens. He concludes by emphasising how their early microscopic efforts differed from the institutionalised microscopic research that began in the nineteenth century.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521528634
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 22-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Edward G. Ruestow
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Ruestow examines the social unease that spurred the discoveries of the pioneers of microscopic research.
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