Communicating Physics: the Production, Circulation and Appropriation of Ganot's textbooks in France and England, 1851-1887

Author Simon, Joseph
Year 2011
Number of pages 256


Publisher's Note: The textbooks written by Adolphe Ganot (1804-87) played a major role in shaping the way physics was taught in the nineteenth century. Simon's Franco-British case study looks at the role of Ganot's two textbooks [...] and their translation into English by Edmund Atkinson. The study is novel fr its international comparison of nineteenth-century physics, its acknowledgement of the role of book-production on the impact of the titles and for tis emphasis on the role of communication in the making of science.