The Domesday Book of historical scientific instruments in the United Kingdom and Eire. At its core is an inventory in which are individually described some 3700 instruments from collections throughout the British Isles. Astronomical, mathematical, optical and other types of instrument are all covered, as well as philosophical, physical and chemical apparatus. The inventory is preceded by a substantial glossary in which more than 50 categories of instrument are described, from abacus and air pump to waywiser and wheel-cutting engine.
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Book Description Stationery Office, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0112900607