Reconstructions Recreating Science and Technology of the Past

by Klaus Staubermann

Reconstructions Recreating Science and Technology of the Past Synopsis

Historic reconstructions have become a decisive tool in the history of science and technology over the last few decades. This book is based on a workshop held at national Museums Scotland and brings together key studies of 15 recent reconstruction projects, covering areas as diverse as physics, computing, horology, communication, transport and military. The reconstructions include Leonardo's Flight, the Babbage Calculating Machine, the Sea Stallion of Glenalough Viking Ship, Roman Dyeing and Vermeer's Camera.

Reconstructions Recreating Science and Technology of the Past Press Reviews

' ... a welcome survey of an increasingly important historical tool. Reconstructions is highly recommended to anyone thinking about starting their own reconstruction, as well as to anyone interested in learning more about where research in the history of science and technology is heading.' Science and Education; 'These examples give anidea of the richness and variety of the projects chosen and of the generally high level of skill, assiduity, and commitment devoted to them. ... The editing is excellent ... ' the History of Science Society

Book Information

ISBN: 9781905267484
Publication date: 31st May 2011
Author: Klaus Staubermann
Publisher: NMSE - Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 208 pages
Categories: Science: general issues,

About Klaus Staubermann

Klaus Staubermann is Principal Curator of Technology, Department of Science and Technology, National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh.

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