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Making light work: practices and practitioners of photometry

Johnston, S.F. (1996) Making light work: practices and practitioners of photometry. History of Science, 34 . pp. 273-302. ISSN 0073-2753

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Abstract

Light measurement, a hybrid subject straddling science and technology, was shaped by, and in turn shaped, its cultural environment and disparate communities of investigators. This orphan subject, while not the success story commonly singled out for historical analysis, had developmental features that may be common to other twentieth-century subjects.

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Johnston, Prof Sean
Authors: Johnston, S.F.
Subjects:Q Science > Q Science (General)
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Journal Name:History of Science
ISSN:0073-2753
ISSN (Online):1753-8564

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