Scientific Instruments and Collections

Edited by Giorgio Strano, Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza (IMSS), Florence

Series Type: 
Sub Series
ISSN: 
1872-0684

Edited by A.D. Morrison-Low, Sara J. Schechner & Paolo Brenni

This collection of essays discusses the marketing of scientific and medical instruments from the eighteenth century to the First World War. It features case-studies from the United Kingdom, the Americas and Europe.
Series: 
Volume: 
56/5
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004324923
E-ISBN: 
9789004324930
Publication date: 
September 2016
€125,00
$150.00

Edited by Silke Ackermann, Museum of the History of Science; Richard L. Kremer, Dartmouth College and Mara Miniati, Museo Galileo

This study examines the display of scientific instruments in venues beyond the laboratory or the classroom, in museums, fairs, universal exhibitions, theatres, movies, book frontispieces, and patent offices.
Series: 
Volume: 
46/4
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004264397
E-ISBN: 
9789004264403
Publication date: 
August 2014
€122,00
$145.00

Edited by Jim Bennett, Science Museum, London and Sofia Talas, University of Padua

Cabinets of Experimental Philosophy in Eighteenth-Century Europe explains how collections of instruments for demonstrating the principles of Newtonian science were offered successfully to a broad public audience and formed the basis of an intellectual, educational and cultural movement that...
Series: 
Volume: 
40/3
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
c
E-ISBN: 
9789004252974
Publication date: 
June 2013
€121,00
$150.00

Edited by Alison D. Morrison-Low, National Museums Scotland, Sven Dupré, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science and Free University of Berlin, Stephen Johnston, Museum of the History of Science, University of Oxford, and Giorgio Strano, Museo Galileo, Florence

Marking the anniversary of the telescope’s invention, these collected essays highlight a number of significant historical episodes concerning this well-loved instrument, which has played a crucial role in Man’s thinking about his position – literally and philosophically – in the universe.
Series: 
Volume: 
23/2
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004211506
E-ISBN: 
9789004214613
Publication date: 
November 2011
€114,00
$139.00

Edited by Giorgio Strano, Museo Galileo, Florence, Stephen Johnston, Museum of the History of Science, University of Oxford, Mara Miniati, Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, Florence, and Alison Morrison-Low, National Museums Scotland

These selected studies on sixteenth and eighteenth centuries European collections of scientific instruments, which were part of the princely ‘wunderkammern’, delineate an up-to-date-panorama about the formation of the most important museums of the history of science.
Series: 
Volume: 
10/1
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004172708
E-ISBN: 
9789047426172
Publication date: 
January 2009
€127,00
$153.00