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245 00 Instruments of science :|ban historical encyclopedia /
       |ceditors, Robert Bud, Deborah Jean Warner ; associate 
       editor, Stephen Johnston ; managing editor, Betsy Bahr 
       Peterson ; picture editor, Simon Chaplin 
260    New York :|bScience Museum, London, and National Museum of
       American History, Smithsonian Institution, in association 
       with Garland Pub.,|c1998 
300    xxv, 709 p. :|bill. ;|c26 cm 
440  0 Garland encyclopedias in the history of science ;|vvol. 2 
490 1  Garland reference library of the social science ;|vv. 936 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index 
520 1  Review: "This fascinating encyclopedia presents 325 
       historically significant scientific instruments from 
       antiquity to the present. Instruments used for testing and
       monitoring in addition to those used  for research are 
       studied, including laboratory organisms such as E.coli. 
       Each of the signed entries explains how the instrument 
       works and how it is used, as well as tracing its invention,
       development, and distribution. The instrument's effect on 
       the scientific community and society is also explored. 
       Beautiful illustrations accompany many of the entries. The
       editors from the Science Museum in London and the 
       Smithsonian's National Museum of American History have 
       provided an excellent addition to the history of 
       sciences".--"Outstanding Reference Sources : the 1999 
       Selection of New Titles", American Libraries, May 1999. 
       Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA 
650  0 Scientific apparatus and instruments|xHistory
700 1  Bud, Robert 
700 1  Warner, Deborah Jean 
830 0  Garland reference library of social science ;|vv. 936 
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