An Essay on the Use of Celestial & Terrestrial Globes (Paperback)George Adams (author)
Paperback Published: 01/10/2010
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This is a George Adams' classic text, written in 1766, reprinted. George Adams (c. 1720-1773), optician and scientific writer, is best remembered as a maker of fine mathematical instruments and globes. He founded his eponymous company George Adams of London and was appointed Instrument Maker to the King. Late 18thC England witnessed the rise of an increasing public awareness of science, spreading beyond learned societies which found new devotees in royal courts, coffee houses, salons, lecture theatres, and in the homes of the gentry. "Science", no longer confined to the Royal Society of London, was transmitted by a growing body of lecturers and by the publication of ever more books, instruction manuals, and pamphlets on scientific subjects of which Adams' "Essay on the Use of Celestial & Terrestrial Globes" was a major publication of its time running to five editions between 1766 and 1808. This facsimile edition was first published by Pelican in 2006.
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Co
Weight: 313 g
Dimensions: 215 x 140 x 14 mm
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