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The microscope in the Dutch Republic : the shaping of discovery, Edward G. Ruestow

Label
The microscope in the Dutch Republic : the shaping of discovery
Title
The microscope in the Dutch Republic
Title remainder
the shaping of discovery
Statement of responsibility
Edward G. Ruestow
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Emphasizing the work of Jan Swammerdam and Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, The Microscope in the Dutch Republic dissects the social, cultural, and emotional circumstances that shaped early microscopic discovery. Arguing that the aspects of seventeeth-century Dutch culture widely assumed to have favored the lens actually impeded its serious use, Ruestow focuses on social contexts and on Swammerdam and Leeuwenhoek's social sensibilities as the key source of their commitment to the new instrument. He also analyzes how they drew upon their cultural background to vest microscopic images with meaning, though with strikingly different emphases. Having underscored how their influential contributions to the debates over generation also illustrated the problematic role of early microscopic observations, Ruestow concludes with reflections on the eighteenth-century decline and the nineteenth-century resurgence of microscopic research and the impact of institutionalization."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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1937-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ruestow, Edward G.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH204
LC item number
.R84 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Microscopes
  • Leeuwenhoek, Antoni van
  • Swammerdam, Jan
  • Leeuwenhoek, Antoni van
  • Swammerdam, Jan
  • Swammerdam, Jan
  • Leeuwenhoek, Antoni van
Label
The microscope in the Dutch Republic : the shaping of discovery, Edward G. Ruestow
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 305-337) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • Acknowledgments
  • List of Abbreviations
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Of Light, Lenses, and Glass Beads.
  • p. 6
  • 2.
  • Seeming Invitations.
  • p. 37
  • 3.
  • Obstacles.
  • p. 61
  • 4.
  • Discovery Preempted.
  • p. 81
  • 5.
  • Swammerdam.
  • p. 105
  • 6.
  • Leeuwenhoek I: A Clever Burgher.
  • p. 146
  • 7.
  • Leeuwenhoek II: Images and Ideas.
  • p. 175
  • 8.
  • Generation I: Turning against a Tradition.
  • p. 201
  • 9.
  • Generation II: The Search for First Beginnings.
  • p. 223
  • 10.
  • New World.
  • p. 260
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 280
  • References.
  • p. 305
  • Index.
  • p. 339
Control code
673436
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 348 p.
Isbn
9780521470780
Lccn
95045548
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The microscope in the Dutch Republic : the shaping of discovery, Edward G. Ruestow
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 305-337) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • Acknowledgments
  • List of Abbreviations
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Of Light, Lenses, and Glass Beads.
  • p. 6
  • 2.
  • Seeming Invitations.
  • p. 37
  • 3.
  • Obstacles.
  • p. 61
  • 4.
  • Discovery Preempted.
  • p. 81
  • 5.
  • Swammerdam.
  • p. 105
  • 6.
  • Leeuwenhoek I: A Clever Burgher.
  • p. 146
  • 7.
  • Leeuwenhoek II: Images and Ideas.
  • p. 175
  • 8.
  • Generation I: Turning against a Tradition.
  • p. 201
  • 9.
  • Generation II: The Search for First Beginnings.
  • p. 223
  • 10.
  • New World.
  • p. 260
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 280
  • References.
  • p. 305
  • Index.
  • p. 339
Control code
673436
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 348 p.
Isbn
9780521470780
Lccn
95045548
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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