Book ID: CBB000061490

Invisible connections: Instruments, institutions, and science (1992)


Bud, Robert (Editor)
Cozzens, Susan E. (Editor)

SPIE Optical Engineering Press

Publication Date: 1992
Physical Details: xiv + 306 pp.; illus.; notes

Description Contents: Mendelsohn, Everett: The social locus of scientific instruments. Schaffer, Simon: Late Victorian metrology and its instrumentation: A manufactory of Ohms. Rabkin, Yakov M.: Rediscovering the instrument: Research, industry, and education. Jansz, C.N.M.: Information in instrumentation. Blume, Stuart: Whatever happened to the string and sealing wax? Mukerji, Chandra: Scientific techniques and learning: Laboratory “signatures” and the practice of oceanography. Edge, David: Mosaic array cameras in infrared astronomy. Krige, John: Institutional problems surrounding the acquisition of detectors in high-energy physics at CERN in the early 1970s . Gökalp, Iskender, Bagla, Lusin, Cozzens, Susan E.: Introduction of laser techniques in turbulence and combustion domains: A case study on the impact of instrumentation on science. Feeney, James: Development of high resolution NMR spectroscopy as a structural tool. Morris, Peter: Present and future applications of NMR to medicine and materials science. Stine, Jeffrey K.: Scientific instrumentations as an element of U.S. science policy: National Science Foundation support of chemistry instrumentation. Kruytbosch, Carlos: The NSF surveys of academic research instrumentation and academic research facilities: A study in data collection and analysis and policy formulation. Rocher, Yves-André: Equipment funding at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. Georghiou, Luke, Halfpenny, Peter, Yates, John: Models of sophistication or instruments of decline? Quantifying the state of academic research equipment.

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Review Ford, B.J. (1995) Review of "Invisible connections: Instruments, institutions, and science". History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences (pp. 204-6). unapi

Review Mazuzan, G. (1993) Review of "Invisible connections: Instruments, institutions, and science". Technology and Culture (pp. 962-63). unapi

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Chapter Schaffer, Simon (1992) Late Victorian metrology and its instrumentation: A manufactory of Ohms. In: Invisible connections: Instruments, institutions, and science (p. 23). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Lu, Yixi
Jean, Jason
Rockefeller Archive Center
History of Science Society
Uebel, Thomas E.
Solomon, Susan Gross
Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie
Social Studies of Science
Rivista di Filosofia
NTM: Zeitschrift für Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften, Technik und Medizin
Ohio State University Press
New York University Press
Kluwer Academic
Dept. of History and Sociology of Science, Univ. of Pennsylvania
Discourse analysis
Science and technology studies (STS)
Privately sponsored science; philanthropy
Explanation; hypotheses; theories
Neurath, Otto
Millás Vallicrosa, José María
John of Reading
Grosseteste, Robert
Gieryn, Thomas F.
Time Periods
20th century
20th century, early
19th century
18th century
17th century
British Isles
Rockefeller Foundation
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History of Science Society

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