New PDF release: Instruments, Travel and Science: Itineraries of Precision

By Marie Noëlle Bourguet,Christian Licoppe,H. Otto Sibum

we're now familiar with conceive of technological know-how as an instrumental task, generating numbers, measurements and graphs by way of refined units. This e-book investigates the historic approach that gave upward push to this instrumental tradition. The individuals hint the displacement of tools around the globe, the unfold of practices or precision and the move and appropriation of talents and knowledge.
via comparative and contextual ways, the amount confronts the strain among the neighborhood and the worldwide, studying the method of the universalization of technology. Bringing jointly case stories starting from the 17th to the 20 th centuries, members talk about French, German and British tasks, in addition to the data and methods of guests in nations akin to India, Africa, South East Asia and the Americas.
scholars and researchers drawn to the background of technology in either Western and non-Western cultures will locate this e-book a invaluable and thought-provoking read.

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