Description - Instruments of Science by Robert Bud
An authoritative reference covering 325 scientific instruments from antiquity to the present. Entires explain how the instruments work, trace their invention, development, distribution and use, and consider their costs and their effects on society at large. The text is enriched with illustrations and bibliographies and the entries are indexed by name and subject. The Encyclopedia is published in association with two of the worlds leading museums, the National Museum of American History in Washington D.C., and the Science Museum in London and has entries from over 220 international experts.
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Author Biography - Robert Bud
Robert Bud holds a doctorate in the History and Sociology of Science from the University of Pennsylvania, and serves as Head of Research (Collections) at the Science Museum in London. His widespread publications on the history of chemistry and biotechnology include Invisible Connections: Instruments, Institutions and Science (l992), and The Uses of Life: A History of Biotechnology (l993). Deborah Warner holds a M.A. in the History of Sciences from Harvard University, and serves as Curator of Physical Science Collections at the National Museum of American History. Her widespread publications in the history of science and scientific instruments include Alvan Clark & Sons: Artists in Optics (1968; rev. 1996), and The Sky Explored: Celestial Cartography 1500-1800 (1979). She is also founder and editor of Rittenhouse, a quarterly journal of the American instrument enterprise.