Early scientific instruments by Nigel Hawkes

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"Among the highlights of the diverse and fascinating collection assembled 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, bedecked with classical urns and a pair of mermaids; Ohm"s resistance apparatus; a Victorian stethoscope; and a Dewar vacuum flask, prototype of the thermos bottle...Each of the 73 instruments included is shown in a generous, full-color reproduction, accompanied by an informative commentary..."

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Published January 1, 1981 by Abbeville Press. 164 pages
Genres: Science & Math.