Title Instruments of science : an historical encyclopedia / editors, Robert Bud, Deborah Jean Warner ; associate editor, Stephen Johnston ; managing editor, Betsy Bahr Peterson ; picture editor, Simon Chaplin
Imprint New York : Science Museum, London, and National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, in association with Garland Pub., 1998
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien Reference  R Q184.5 I59 1998    LIB USE ONLY    30530000825364
Descript xxv, 709 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Series Garland encyclopedias in the history of science ; vol. 2
Garland reference library of the social science ; v. 936
Garland reference library of social science ; v. 936
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Subject Scientific apparatus and instruments -- History -- Encyclopedias
Alt Author Bud, Robert
Warner, Deborah Jean