Picture Control: The Electron Microscope and the Transformation of Biology in America, 1940-1960 (Writing Science) (Paperback)

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This first detailed historical treatment of the electron microscope in biology advances an original philosophical argument on the relation of experimental technology to scientific change.

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"All too often the history of sciences takes for granted the role of instruments in scientific progress. Picture Control is a welcome and notable exception. . . . The book is rich in historic anecdotes. . . . Rasmussen provides a cogent discussion of introducing a revolutionary instrument into science."—American Zoologist



Product Details
ISBN: 9780804738507
ISBN-10: 0804738505
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication Date: August 1st, 1999
Pages: 436
Language: English
Series: Writing Science

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