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    On being sufficiently exact: assessing navigational instruments in the eighteenth century.Richard Dunn - 2024 - Annals of Science 81 (1):208-234.
    This paper explores discussions centred on the activities of the British Board of Longitude to consider the ways in which some men of science, instrument makers and others thought about questions of precision and accuracy, both in principle and in terms of what was possible in practice when making observations at sea. It considers firstly the terminology used in some eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century texts, highlighting the concept of exactness, which was more commonly used to describe one of the desirable (...)
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    The true place of astrology among the mathematical arts of late Tudor England.Richard Dunn - 1994 - Annals of Science 51 (2):151-163.
    Sixteenth-century astrology was considered by its practitioners to be allied to a wide range of disciplines, including medicine, the magical arts and the mathematical arts. The last of these associations was particularly important, since it formed a cornerstone of the legitimation of the celestial art. Astrologers in late Tudor England sought to show, therefore, that astrology shared the characteristics of the increasingly strong and well-defined domain of the mathematical arts, and that it was an important ally of many of the (...)
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    A. D. Morrison-Low, Making Scientific Instruments in the Industrial Revolution. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007. Pp. xvi+408. ISBN 978-0-7546-5758-3. £55.00. [REVIEW]Richard Dunn - 2008 - British Journal for the History of Science 41 (3):459-460.
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    Anton Howes, Arts & Minds: How the Royal Society of Arts Changed a Nation. Princeton, NJ and Woodstock: Princeton University Press, 2020. Pp. 416. ISBN 978-0-6911-8264-3. £30.00/$35.00 (hardback). [REVIEW]Richard Dunn - 2020 - British Journal for the History of Science 53 (3):407-408.
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    Jim Bennett and Sofia Talas , Cabinets of Experimental Philosophy in Eighteenth-Century Europe. Leiden: Brill, 2013. Pp. xxxvii+253. ISBN 978-90-04-25296-7. $147.00. [REVIEW]Richard Dunn - 2014 - British Journal for the History of Science 47 (4):732-734.
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    Jennifer M. Rampling, The Experimental Fire: Inventing English Alchemy, 1300–1700 Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 2020. Pp. 416. ISBN 978-0-2267-1070-9. £28.00/$35.00 (hardback). [REVIEW]Richard Dunn - 2022 - British Journal for the History of Science 55 (1):119-120.
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    Michael Hunter, The Image of Restoration Science: The Frontispiece to Thomas Sprat's History of the Royal Society . Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2017. Pp. xvi + 150. ISBN 978-1-4724-7872-6. £115.00. [REVIEW]Richard Dunn - 2017 - British Journal for the History of Science 50 (4):729-730.
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    Peter Heering and Roland Wittje , Learning by Doing: Experiments and Instruments in the History of Science Teaching. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2011. Pp. 362. ISBN 978-3-515-09842-7. €49.00. [REVIEW]Richard Dunn - 2012 - British Journal for the History of Science 45 (2):310-312.
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    Peter J.T. Morris , Science for the Nation: Perspectives on the History of the Science Museum. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. Pp. xxi+350. ISBN 978-0-230-23009-5. £65.00. [REVIEW]Richard Dunn - 2011 - British Journal for the History of Science 44 (1):152-153.