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Author Jackson, Myles W.
Title Spectrum of belief : Joseph von Fraunhofer and the craft of precision optics / Myles W. Jackson.
Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2000.

Series Transformations (MIT Press)
Subject Fraunhofer, Joseph von, 1787-1826 -- Knowledge -- Optics.
Spectrum analysis -- History.
Physicists -- Germany -- Biography.
Description 1 online resource (x, 284 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "In the nineteenth century, scientific practice underwent a dramatic transformation from personal endeavor to business enterprise. In Spectrum of Belief, Myles Jackson uses the career of the optician Joseph von Fraunhofer (1787-1826) to probe the relationship between science and society, and that between artisans and experimental natural philosophers, during this transformation."--Jacket.
Note Print version record.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Optics before Fraunhofer -- 3. Artisanal Knowledge and Achromatic Lenses -- 4. The German Response to Fraunhofer's Private Knowledge -- 5. The British Crisis -- 6. The British Response to the Bavarian Threat -- 7. The End of Fraunhoferian Hegemony -- 8. Forging an Artisanal History and a Cultural Icon -- 9. Conclusion.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note digitized 2011 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
ISBN 9780262276160 (electronic bk.)
026227616X (electronic bk.)
0262100843 (alk. paper)
9780262100847 (alk. paper)
0226389324 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9780226389325 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
0226389332 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780226389332 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 763128195
Additional Format Print version: Jackson, Myles W. Spectrum of belief. Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2000 (DLC) 98015177 (OCoLC)38738911.