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Mapping the Spectrum: Techniques of Visual Representation in Research and Teaching

Prof. Dr. Klaus Hentschel


This book describes how advances in recording and printing technologies influenced the research and teaching styles of succeeding generations of physicists, chemists, and astronomers, particularly from the boom of spectrum analysis in the 1860s until the advent of quantum mechanics in 1925. Seemingly disparate strands in the history of the spectrum, such as spectrochemistry and cartography, instrument design, and science education, are interlaced in one of the most fascinating and influential research-technologies of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The emphasis is on the material cultu ... More

Keywords: spectroscopy, printing technology, photography, photometry, photochemistry, material culture, lithography

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780198509530
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198509530.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Prof. Dr. Klaus Hentschel, author
University of Stuttgart, Germany