Spectrum of Belief: Joseph Von Fraunhofer and the Craft of Precision Optics

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In the nineteenth century, scientific practice underwent a dramatic transformation from personal endeavor to business enterprise. In Spectrum of Belief, Myles Jackson explores this transformation through a sociocultural history of the rise of precision optics in Germany. He uses the career of the optician Joseph von Fraunhofer (1787-1826) to probe the relationship between science and society, and between artisans and experimental natural philosophers, during this important transition.Fraunhofer came from a long line of ...

Spectrum of Belief: Joseph Von Fraunhofer and the Craft of Precision Optics 2000, Mit Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780262100847

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Spectrum of Belief: Joseph von Fraunhofer and the Craft of Precision Optics 2000, MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass.

ISBN-13: 9780262527231

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