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The Shadow of EnlightenmentOptical and Political Transparency in France 1789-1848

The Shadow of Enlightenment: Optical and Political Transparency in France 1789-1848

Theresa Levitt

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199544707
eISBN:
9780191720178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544707.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This work places revolutionary advances in light and optics in the cultural context of France in the first half of the 19th century. The narrative follows the work and careers of France's two chief ... More

Time RestoredThe Harrison timekeepers and R.T. Gould, the man who knew (almost) everything

Time Restored: The Harrison timekeepers and R.T. Gould, the man who knew (almost) everything

Jonathan Betts

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198568025
eISBN:
9780191718144
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568025.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This is the story of Rupert T. Gould (1890-1948), the polymath and horologist. A remarkable man, Lt Cmdr Gould made important contributions in an extraordinary range of subject areas throughout his ... More

Toward a New DimensionExploring the Nanoscale

Toward a New Dimension: Exploring the Nanoscale

Anne Marcovich and Terry Shinn

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198714613
eISBN:
9780191782923
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714613.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Over the past thirty years, the number of investigations of objects at the nanoscale has rocketed. Nanoscale scientific research, while powerfully affecting the amount and orientation of knowledge, ... More

The Universal ForceGravity - Creator of Worlds

The Universal Force: Gravity - Creator of Worlds

Louis Girifalco

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199228966
eISBN:
9780191711183
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228966.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This book conveys the excitement of science and the mystery of nature. It describes gravitation by examining the achievements of those great scientists who have struggled with the seemingly simple ... More

Visual Cultures in Science and TechnologyA Comparative History

Visual Cultures in Science and Technology: A Comparative History

Klaus Hentschel

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198717874
eISBN:
9780191787546
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717874.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This book attempts a synthesis. It delves into the rich reservoir of case studies on visual representations in scientific and technological practice that have been accumulated over the past couple of ... More

William and Lawrence Bragg, Father and SonThe Most Extraordinary Collaboration in Science

William and Lawrence Bragg, Father and Son: The Most Extraordinary Collaboration in Science

John Jenkin

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199235209
eISBN:
9780191715631
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235209.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This book describes how Lawrence and William Bragg, son and father, invented, developed, and led the scientific field of X-ray crystallography for fifty years, transforming much of modern science. ... More

Wireless and EmpireGeopolitics, Radio Industry, and Ionosphere in the British Empire, 1918-1939

Wireless and Empire: Geopolitics, Radio Industry, and Ionosphere in the British Empire, 1918-1939

Aitor Anduaga

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199562725
eISBN:
9780191721755
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562725.001.1
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This book describes the complex relations between wireless and the British Empire, and draws on an broad range of unpublished manuscripts and original printed texts found in an large diversity of ... More

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