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Communicating Physics: The Production, Circulation, and Appropriation of Ganot's Textbooks in France and England, 1851-1887 - Science & Culture in the Nineteenth Century (Hardback)
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Communicating Physics: The Production, Circulation, and Appropriation of Ganot's Textbooks in France and England, 1851-1887 - Science & Culture in the Nineteenth Century (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 30/03/2011
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The textbooks written by Adolphe Ganot (1804-1887) played a major role in shaping the way physics was taught in the nineteenth century. Ganot's books were translated from their original French into more than ten languages, including English, allowing their adoption as standard works in Britain and spreading their influence as far as North America, Australia, India and Japan. The study is novel for its international comparison of nineteenth-century physics, its acknowledgement of the role of book production on the impact of the titles and for its emphasis on the role of communication in the making of science.

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
ISBN: 9780822944881
Number of pages: 256
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 30 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Simon's narrative of the development of texts aimed explicitly at physics examinations reveals important links to the medical and chemical fields."
--Victorian Studies
"Combining history of science, history of education, and book history, the author provides fresh perspectives on nineteenth-century physics by means of an original narrative based on a fine-grained study of the production, circulation, and appropriation of Ganot's famous textbook on physics."
--Ambix
"Simon has provided us with a detailed and authoritative study."
--Isis

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