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Turner, Gerard L'Estrange

Overview
Works: 184 works in 389 publications in 4 languages and 4,596 library holdings
Genres: History  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Catalogs  Biography  Sources  Directories  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Author of introduction, Thesis advisor, Contributor
Classifications: Q185, 681.75
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gerard L'Estrange Turner
Nineteenth-century scientific instruments by Gerard L'Estrange Turner( Book )

10 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientific instruments, 1500-1900 : an introduction by Gerard L'Estrange Turner( Book )

11 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book traces the historical origins and development of instruments as they spread across the globe, explaining their manufacture, use, and adaptations. It gives practical advice on dealing with instruments and checking their authenticity, and features a comprehensive international list of major museums and instrument collections. Over 100 illustrations show the instruments to their full advantage
Antique scientific instruments by Gerard L'Estrange Turner( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collecting Microscopes by Gerard L'Estrange Turner( Book )

11 editions published in 1981 in English and Dutch and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mikroskop / Sammlung
Historical aspects of microscopy: papers read at a one-day conference held by the Royal Microscopical Society at Oxford, 18 March, 1966 by Savile Bradbury( Book )

10 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mikroskop / Geschichte
The patronage of science in the nineteenth century( Book )

10 editions published in 1976 in 3 languages and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabethan instrument makers : the origins of the London trade in precision instrument making by Gerard L'Estrange Turner( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on the history of the microscope by Gerard L'Estrange Turner( Book )

7 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Porträts / Mikroskopie
Scientific instruments and experimental philosophy, 1550-1850 by Gerard L'Estrange Turner( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great age of the microscope : the collection of the Royal Microscopical Society through 150 years by Royal Microscopical Society (Great Britain)( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discussing chemistry and steam : the minutes of a coffee house philosophical society, 1780-1787 by Trevor Harvey Levere( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume transcribes and comments on the manuscript Minutes of the meetings in a London coffee house of a group of 18th century scientists, who discussed some of the key scientific issues of the day
Directory of British scientific instrument makers, 1550-1851 by Gloria C Clifton( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renaissance astrolabes and their makers by Gerard L'Estrange Turner( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The atlas catalogue of Replica Rara Ltd. antique microscopes by Martha Matilda McCormick( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The practice of science in the nineteenth century : teaching and research apparatus in the Teyler Museum by Gerard L'Estrange Turner( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and Spanish and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God bless the microscope! : a history of the Royal Microscopical Society over 150 years by Gerard L'Estrange Turner( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings of the Eleventh International Scientific Instrument Symposium : Bologna University, Italy, 9-14 September 1991 by Scientific Instrument Symposium( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making instruments count : essays on historical scientific instruments presented to Gerard L'Estrange Turner( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays, bringing together many of the established curators and historians in the field of scientific instruments and ranging widely over their interests, represents a branch of the history of science whose activity, output and significance within the discipline have blossomed in recent years. It is no longer possible to fence off a grand conceptual succession and represent this as the only essence of scientific development. Practices - in discovery, experiment, application and teaching - are integral parts of what science does and are therefore all part of what it is, and instruments were central to each of these varieties of scientific practice. The instrument historian comes in a number of guises - the scholar, the collector, the curator, the dealer - and the discipline is practised in a variety of settings. The university has very different priorities from the salesroom, the museum from the antiques fair, but the challenge of instrument history is to integrate connoisseurship, technical insight and historical sensitivity, while not neglecting the trade institutions and practices of the makers and remaining familiar with instrument populations in both the captivity of museums and the relative freedom of the market-place. This volume is presented to Gerard Turner, who has been at the forefront of promoting instrument studies in recent years. After a twenty-five-year association with the Museum of the History of Science at Oxford, a Visiting Professorship in the History of Scientific Instruments was established for him at the Imperial College, London, in 1988, from where he has been able to increase his research in this field. Gerard Turner has also been, amongst other positions in his distinguished career, the first Chairman of the Scientific Instrument Society, the President of the Royal Microscopical Society and the President of the British Society for the History of Science. In addition, he currently holds the position of Editor of the journal Annals of Science. The volume includes papers on instruments for mathematics, astronomy, navigation, horology, chemistry, physics, optics and medicine, together with studies of the instrument-making trade and reflections on the significance of such work for our understanding of the past
Storia delle scienze( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in Italian and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strumenti scientifici del Rinascimento italiano = Italian Renaissance scientific instruments by Gerard L'Estrange Turner( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in Italian and English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Scientific instruments, 1500-1900 : an introduction
Alternative Names
Estrange Turner, Gerard l' 1926-2012

L'e. Turner, Gerard

L'Estrange, Gerard Turner

L'Estrange Turner, Gerard 1926-2012

Turner, G. L.

Turner, G. L.E.

Turner, G. L'E.

Turner, G. L'E. 1926-2012

Turner, G. L'E. (Gerard L'Estrange)

Turner, Gerald L'E.

Turner, Gerard 1926-2012

Turner, Gerard L.

Turner, Gerard L. E.

Turner, Gerard Lapos

Turner Gerard L'E.

Turner, Gerard L'E. 1926-2012

Turner, Gerard L'E (Gerard L'Estrange)

Languages
English (132)

Italian (14)

Dutch (4)

Spanish (1)

Covers
The patronage of science in the nineteenth centuryElizabethan instrument makers : the origins of the London trade in precision instrument makingThe great age of the microscope : the collection of the Royal Microscopical Society through 150 yearsDiscussing chemistry and steam : the minutes of a coffee house philosophical society, 1780-1787Directory of British scientific instrument makers, 1550-1851Renaissance astrolabes and their makers