8850 - Early Scientific Instruments

HAWKES Nigel

Among the highlights of the diverse and fascinating collection here are a 16th-century sundial that keeps time according to five different systems: a model of Newton's reflecting telescope; a 17th century thermometer; an outrageously ornate silver microscope etc...

Each of the 73 instruments included is shown in a generous, full-color reproduction, accompanied by an informative commentary that explains the principles of its function and marks its place in the development of scientifIc technology.

 

164 pages

Edition : 1981


Langue : anglais

CHF 90.00