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The History of the Barometer (Paperback)

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In the first complete history of the barometer, W. E. Knowles Middleton documents not only the history of the instrument--invented in the mid-seventeenth century--and its various permutations, but also the history of the scientific principles involved and the scientists who either helped or hindered progress. Illustrated with nearly 200 drawings, many of them reproductions of original diagrams, this book chronicles the experiments, controversies, and refinements that resulted in the instrument that has for two centuries been an essential part of any laboratory and, as Middleton concludes, "had an immediate effect on man's view of the world."


Publisher Johns Hopkins Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780801871542
SKU 30949458
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0801871549
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 22
Number of Pages 0511
Publisher Johns Hopkins University Press
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