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BOOKS ET AL. 3 SEPTEMBER 2010 VOL 329 SCIENCE www.sciencemag.org1150
 

Summary: BOOKS ET AL.
3 SEPTEMBER 2010 VOL 329 SCIENCE www.sciencemag.org1150
T
aking observatories as
its unifying theme, The
Heavens on Earth throws
light on a variety of contexts,
practices, and networks involv-
ing astronomy during the 19th
century. The 12 articles grew out
of a workshop at the Max Planck
Institute for the History of Sci-
ence in Berlin. By following the
"observatory techniques" used
by astronomers, meteorologists,
geodesists, and physicists, the
contributors look at observatories in Europe,
Asia, America, and Australia at a time when
astronomy and its allied sciences had a wide
range of practical uses. Techniques for tak-

  

Source: Aubin, David - Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu, Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie, Paris 6

 

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