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Models : the third dimension of science / edited by Soraya de Chadarevian and Nick Hopwood.

Contributor(s): Chadarevian, Soraya de | Hopwood, Nick.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Writing science.Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2004Description: xvi, 464 p. : ill., facsims., plans, ports. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0804739714 (cloth : acidfree paper); 0804739722 (pbk. : acid-free paper).Subject(s): Communication in science -- History | Visual communication -- History | Geometrical models | Polyhedra -- ModelsDDC classification: Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
Dimensions of modelling / Nick Hopwood and Soraya de Chadarevian -- Representing invention, viewing models / Malcolm Baker -- Plastic anatomies and artificial dissections / Renato G. Mazzolini -- Fish and ships: models in the age of reason / Simon Schaffer -- Modelling monuments and excavations / Christopher Evans -- Monsters at the Crystal Palace / James A. Secord -- Plastic publishing in embryology / Nick Hopwood -- Casting skin: Meanings for doctors, artists and patients / Thomas Schnalke -- Molecules and croquet balls / Christoph Meinel -- Mathematical models / Herbert Mehrtens -- Science, art and authenticity in natural history displays / Lynn K. Nyhart -- Models and the making of molecular biology / Soraya de Chadarevian -- Secrets hidden in 2-D: The economy as a hydraulic machine / Mary S. Morgan and Marcel Boumans -- From model kits to interactive computer graphics / Eric Francoeur and Jérôme Segal -- Three-dimensional models in philosophical perspective / James Griesemer -- Material models as visual culture / Ludmilla Jordanova.
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