THE LIFE AND SCIENCE OF LEON FOUCAULT: The Man Who Proved the Earth Rotates. William Tobin.
THE LIFE AND SCIENCE OF LEON FOUCAULT: The Man Who Proved the Earth Rotates

THE LIFE AND SCIENCE OF LEON FOUCAULT: The Man Who Proved the Earth Rotates

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. First Edition. Hardcover. Leon Foucault's name is synonymous with his famous pendulum experiment, which proved to all that the Earth rotated. This illustrated biography traces the life and achievements of one of the last great amateur scientists. His contributions to science went well beyond his pendulum - the gyroscope; laboratory measurements of the speed of light; and the invention of methods to make perfect optical surfaces. 24 color plates, with numerous textual figures. Tall octavo. Original black cloth binding, with silver titles. Very light bumping to the corners and tips; else fine in a clean and bright dust jacket. Near fine / Near fine. Item #68166
ISBN: 0521808553

Price: $100.00

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