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eBook The Microscope in the Dutch Republic: The Shaping of Discovery ePub

by Edward G. Ruestow

  • ISBN: 0521470781
  • Category: Engineering
  • Subcategory: Engineering
  • Author: Edward G. Ruestow
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1st Edition edition (July 13, 1996)
  • Pages: 364
  • ePub book: 1595 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1800 kb
  • Other: rtf lrf mobi doc
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 203

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John Gustav Delly, Microscope. Ruestow is to be congratulated for producing a work that will be read with profit for many years to come. G. L'E. Turner, Nature. Harold J. Cook, Journal of Interdisciplinary History Edward Ruestow's book is a pleasure to consult. Each time one reads it new truths emerge.

This wonderful book offers a rich complex history of microscopy in the seventeenth century. It focuses on philosophical, technical and religious factors that encouraged the use of microscopes and acted as obstacles to its use.

book by Edward G. Ruestow. Focusing on the two seventeenth-century pioneers of microscopic dicovery, the Dutchmen Jan Swammerdam and Antoni van Leewenhoek, Ruestow demonstrates that their uneasiness with their social circumstances spurred their discoveries.

This is an interesting and admirable attempt to reconstruct the social and intellectual context of discovery, in this case, discovery with the microscope in the seventeenth-century Dutch republic. This book represents an important contribution to the study of early modern science and technology in general. Pamela H. Smith, Technology and Culture.

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Are you sure you want to remove The microscope in the Dutch Republic from your list? The microscope in the Dutch Republic. by Edward G. Published 1996 by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York, NY, USA. Microscopes, History.

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Автор: Edward G. Ruestow Название: The Microscope in the Dutch Republic Издательство: Cambridge .

The microscope became an essential component of scientific enquiry by the nineteenth century, but in the 1930s .

The microscope became an essential component of scientific enquiry by the nineteenth century, but in the 1930s a German physicist, Ernst Ruska, discovered that by using a beam of electrons he could view structures much tinier than was possible using visible light. Today light and electron microscopy are among the most powerful tools at the disposal of modern science, and new techniques are still being developed. Gerard Turner, Essays on the History of the Microscope (Senecio, 1980).

Focusing on the two seventeenth-century pioneers of microscopic discovery, the Dutchmen Jan Swammerdam and Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, the author demonstrates that their uneasiness with their social circumstances spurred their discoveries. Ruestow argues that while aspects of Dutch culture impeded serious research with the microscope, the contemporary culture shaped how Swammerdam and Leeuwenhoek responded to what they saw through the lens. For those interested in the history of science, this book considers the impact of institutionalization on microscopic research, and dissects the cultural, social and emotional circumstances that shaped early microscopic discovery.