Stock Image

Scientific Credibility and Technical Standards in 19th and Early 20th Century Germany and Britain.

BUCHWALD, Jed Z. [ed.].

0 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0792342410 / ISBN 13: 9780792342410
Published by Kluwer Academic, (1996)., Dordrecht, The Netherlands:, 1996
Used Hardcover
From Jeff Weber Rare Books, ABAA (Carlsbad, CA, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since March 3, 1998 Seller Rating 5-star rating

Association Member: ABAA

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 60.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 5.50 Within U.S.A. Destination, rates & speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Series: Archimedes: New Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology. 8vo. ix, 182 pp. Bibliography, indices. Paper-backed boards. Near fine. ISBN: 0792342410. Bookseller Inventory # S11051

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Scientific Credibility and Technical ...

Publisher: Kluwer Academic, (1996)., Dordrecht, The Netherlands:

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

About this title

Synopsis:

The articles in this first volume of ARCHIMEDES explicitly and intentionally cross boundaries between science and technology, and they also illuminate one another. The first three contributions concern optics and industry in 19th century Germany; the fourth concerns electric standards in Germany during the same period; the last essay in the volume examines a curious development in the early history of wireless signalling that took place in England, and that has much to say about the establishment and enforcement of standard methods in a rapidly-developing technology that emerged out of a scientific effect. Historical work over the last few decades has shown that technology cannot be characterized simply, or even usually, as applied science. The beliefs, the devices, and the natural objects that are created or discovered by scientists, often play altogether minor roles in the construction of technologies. Taking this realization as a given, the essays in Scientific Credibility and Technical Standards effectively argue that we must now seek to go beyond it; we must also begin to think carefully about the role that science actually did play when it was explicitly deployed by technologists.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

We issue monthly catalogues in the history of science and medicine. Regular customers receive catalogues with a wide-variety of books by subect and price.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Association Member Members of these associations are committed to maintaining the highest standards. They vouch for the authenticity of all items offered for sale. They provide expert and detailed descriptions, disclose all significant defects and/or restorations, provide clear and accurate pricing, and operate with fairness and honesty during the purchase experience.
Terms of Sale:

Prices are net. Shipping extra. We ship UPS and USPS in US; M-Bag, surface, or air overseas. Priority mail or Global Priority available. Returns are subject to a 20% restocking fee if received in original condition. Returns are only allowed within 30 days and only under certain conditions: "if you′re dissatisfied with your purchase due to an error on the bookseller′s part" and obtain permission in advance, should have a tracking number and insured if appropriate. Contact address: Jef...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order Cash PayPal Bank Draft Bank/Wire Transfer