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Published by University of California Press in Berkeley .
Written in English


  • Science -- History -- 18th century.,
  • Technology -- History -- 18th century.

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Statementedited by Tore Frängsmyr, J.L. Heilbron, and Robin E. Rider.
SeriesUppsala studies in history of science ;, 7
ContributionsFrängsmyr, Tore, 1938-, Heilbron, J. L., Rider, Robin E.
LC ClassificationsQ125 .Q34 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 411 p., [21] p. of plates :
Number of Pages411
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1858377M
ISBN 100520070224
LC Control Number90010893

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