Friday, November 7, 2014

Evolution of the Thermometer, 1592-1743

Henry Carrington Bolton - Evolution of the Thermometer, 1592-1743 (1900)

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This could be the least popular book ever posted here [actually it's turned out to be one of the most popular] but I couldn't resist that title - though actually at well under 100 pages and large type this is likely worth checking out, at least for the antiquarian types among us.  This covers exactly what the title says and it's interesting to see that while we're so used to two temperature scales there actually have been many - a chart at the back lists 35.  The author also did a Index to the Literature of Manganese, 1596-1874 which is really just a bibliography.