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date: 22 September 2019

Scientific Instruments 

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History
Author(s):
Catherine EagletonCatherine EAGLETON

All scientific instruments share a single quality: they are made and used to study the natural world or to tell others about the natural world. Too often, say some scholars (and museum curators faced with cabinets full of compasses and sextons) we lose focus on how and for what purposes objects are used, and by whom, and that those parameters often vary from culture to culture. ...

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